Children and young people in care, or have been in care, may be eligible for a range of therapeutic and specialist services depending on their individual needs.

If you are a young person or a carer of a child or young person, speak with your DCP caseworker for more information.

DCP works closely with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to support children and young people in care to access, and make the most of, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), where they are eligible.

A team of specialist staff within DCP are available to provide support to carers, residential and family based care to respond to the disability and therapeutic needs of children and young people in care, even if they do not have an NDIS plan.

For more information, speak with your DCP caseworker. If you are a carer of a child or young person in care with disability, disability-specific resources are available in our carer section.

Children and young people in care receive priority access to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

Depending on their needs, children and young people in care may also be eligible to receive priority access to a range of in-patient services, such as:

  • Helen Mayo House
  • Boylan Ward
  • Department for Psychological Medicine
  • Flinders Medical Centre Consultation and Liaison Service.

For more information, speak with your DCP caseworker.

Depending on their needs, children and young people in care can access a range of specialist services, such as:

For more information, speak with your DCP caseworker.

Our partners

  • Department for Health and Wellbeing
  • Department of Human Services