Family Group Homes
What is Family Group Homes?
Family Group Homes is an out of home care support service that provides therapeutic care for children and young people to help them recover from experiences of abuse and neglect.
Family Group Homes are staffed by full time, live-in therapeutic carers and supported by a range of support staff and professionals. Family Group Homes carers are the key to providing a safe and nurturing home environment for up to four children and young people at any one time.
The carer works as part of a team with professionals and the child’s family to ensure that the child’s needs are well understood and responded to at home, at school and in all other aspects of the child’s life.
Who is Family Group Homes for?
Family Group Homes are for children and young people up to the age of 16 who have been exposed to abuse and neglect.
How Can I get involved?
Children and young people are referred to Family Group Homes through Department of Child Protection and Family Services or through other agencies. If you, or someone you know is a child or young person experiencing abuse or neglect contact us for advice and information.