Formerly House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation

Out of Home Care (OOHC)

Out of Home Care is an alternative home for children and young people with a disability who are unable to live with their parents.

What is Out of Home Care (OOHC)?

Out of Home Care is an alternative home for children and young people who are unable to live with their parents. In most cases, children in out-of-home care are on a care agreement or protection order.

There are a variety of reasons children and young people are unable to live with their families but all children have the right to be and feel safe all the time.

Under our care, children will receive nurturing therapeutic and trauma-informed support so they can reach their goals, reconnect with family when possible, and feel safe.

We are here to listen, help create opportunities for them to have a voice, and support them to live their best life.

Where do we offer OOHC Services?

Victoria: Voluntary OOHC

Aruma offers voluntary OOHC across Victoria. This is where we provide support to children and their families, where a child or young person is unable to remain in the family home. In partnership with DFFH, NDIS and the family we can offer 24/7 support in a variety of options.

Aruma currently doesn’t offer Statutory OOHC in Victoria or New South Wales, although we are working to change this!

To refer a child or young person with a disability to our care or to discuss our services, please get in touch.

Queensland: non-family based Out of Home Care

In Queensland, we offer services for both children and young people with a disability who are temporarily or permanently unable to live at home.

This includes preparing young adults who are turning 18 to exit care and transition to life as an adult living in NDIS funded supported living.

To refer a child or young person with a disability to our care or to discuss our services, please get in touch.

What do I do if I require urgent assistance?

If you require urgent assistance or need to report suspected child abuse or a child at risk of abuse please contact your relevant state departments below.

If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call 000.

Queensland

If you suspect a child is experiencing harm, abuse, or is at risk of experiencing harm or neglect, contact Child Safety Services on 1800 177 135.

News South Wales

Find out more about reporting a child at risk on the NSW’s Government Communities and Justice website.

Urgent help phone numbers

  • Domestic Violence Line: 1800 656 463
  • Link2home Homelessness: 1800 152 152
  • Child Protection Helpline: 13 2111

Victoria

Find out more about child protection contacts on the Victorian Government’s Families, Fairness and Housing website.

If you have concerns that a child is at risk of significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect, you will need to contact the child protection intake service that covers the area in which the child lives.

  • After hours Child Protection Emergency Service: 13 12 78