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An Alternative Care Arrangements (PDF, 171.7 KB) is an emergency and temporary fee-for-service arrangement for a child in, or entering, statutory or supported out-of-home care (OOHC) after every effort has been made to place them with relatives/kin, a foster carer, or contracted OOHC placement (e.g. accredited PSP provider)..
Temporary fee-for-service emergency accommodation arrangements based on the individual needs of the child or young person. Individual Placement Arrangements should only be used after every effort has been made to place the child or young person in a contracted OOHC placement.
Agencies providing IPAs must be accredited by the OCG to provide residential care. Financial approval from the Executive District Director must be sought prior to the IPA commencing. Approval is also required when the IPA is reviewed every three months.
23 Feb 2023
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.