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The VOOHC register

The Office of the Children's Guardian monitors the number of times a child or young person accesses voluntary out-of-home care. This enables us to identify where additional supports to the family or formalised planning for longer-term placements may be needed.

The voluntary out-of-home care register (VOOHC register) is a secure online database that records information about a child or young person accessing voluntary out-of-home care.

The register is updated by agencies that provide direct care or, in the case of supervision or case planning, the responsible designated agency. Agencies registered to provide voluntary out-of-home care access the register online through a secure login.

A user manual provides detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to use the register. There is also a quick guide with simple information about how to enter placement, case planning or supervision information on the register.