Residential Safe House Services

The Residential Safe House service is for children and young people under 18 years of age that Child Safety Services have assessed as being in need of protection and requiring and out-of-home care placement.

Residential care provides an environment that supports the young person in their adolescent development and is an alternative to family based care.

Residential care may include live-in or rostered workers with combinations of awake and sleepover shifts and on-call arrangements. Services are often expected to provide care 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including when young people are not attending school during holiday periods or at other times.