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 Out of Home Care (OOHC) Tables
    Base Data Asset
This distribution forms the basis for internal and external reporting and published figures in this domain.
Nb: Data from the ‘ChildStory’ client management system passes through the ‘Client Information Warehouse (CIW)’ data warehouse and is loaded onto the Federated Analytics Platform on a monthly basis.
    Longitudinal Data Asset
This distribution is a specialised view of the base data asset, incorporating additional historic data sources prior to those available in the base asset, aligning fields and values that change across time, and presenting a historic view of certain fields. It is primarily intended to support longitudinal research and historic analysis and should not be used for reporting purposes. Due to alignments and transformations when compiling this distribution, counts are not intended to be an exact match to current and historic published data.
OOHC Reference Assets
    Counting Rules     Quality Statement
Associated Indicators
    Children & Families Thrive outcome:
Supporting children in OOHC
(under development)


The NSW Government is committed to improving the lives of vulnerable children and their families with better laws, policies, systems and practices. To achieve this, there must be consistent and reliable information about longitudinal out-of-home care outcomes.

Out-of-home care is provided to children and young people who are unable to live with their own families. Foster carers take on the responsibilities of a parent for a period of time, to provide a safe, nurturing and secure family environment for children and young people needing care.

Children and young people stay in care until they are able to safely return home. The length of time in care will vary.  If they're not able to return to their birth parents, the Department will try to locate a member of the child’s extended family to care for them.

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Relation Count
As a numerator in an Indicator 113
As a denominator in an Indicator 79
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 163