Each year, your registration is re-assessed to determine your ongoing suitability to remain a carer.
An Out of Home Care Carer Assessment and Support Practitioner will visit you at home, and you will have the opportunity to talk about your strengths, the high points, your needs and any challenges of the children in your care. Carer re-registrations are an opportunity to reflect upon your experiences, to discuss any significant changes that have occurred over the previous 12 months, and to consider the impact of these changes upon your capacity to continue caring. As part of the process, the worker may talk to the child, where appropriate, to obtain feedback about the placement.
During the renewal process, it is also necessary for the worker to ensure all screening checks are valid for all household members and, if not, these will need to be completed for ongoing authorisation approval. You must advise the department if there are any other children or adults living in the household, as this is required by the regulations that allow you to be authorised under the Care and Protection of Children Act.
The Act and the Placement Arrangement Regulations can be found in the Legislation Database section of the Department of the Chief Minister’s website.
For further information about the Placement Arrangement Regulations, contact Out of Home Care in your region.