Out of Home Care

Therapeutic residential care for children and young people who are unable to live with their parents. Learn more about the accommodation options available through our Out of Home Care service.

  • Short to medium-term care

    This can last for anywhere from a few months to two years. Short to medium-term care has a strong focus on reuniting the child with their birth parents or extended family within two years of the child or young person coming to live with them. In some circumstances a short-term carer may be caring for a child before they move to another carer who is not a relative or kin.

  • Respite care

    From time to time, parents and carers need a break from their caring role. Respite care is for short periods of time, such as school holidays, weekends or for short periods during the week.

  • Long-term or permanent care

    These are placements for longer than two years. Long-term or permanent care usually occurs when the child is not expected to return to their family.

Safe spaces

Youth receiving support through out-of-home care services


  • Contact us to enquire or refer someone to this service

  • Learn about your rights as a child or young person in care

  • Read our commitment to the safety of children

  • Download our Children and Youth services brochure

  • Read more about your privacy

  • Read more about your rights and responsibilities

  • Submit compliments, feedback and complaints

  • Visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian website

  • Visit the Department of Communities & Justice website

Looking for a local service provider?

We know how important it is to find the right support. Our caring and qualified team is here to help. They’ll work with you, your family, and other professionals to provide the support you need.

We are accredited to provide Out of Home Care in all regional and rural towns across NSW.

Kirinari does not currently provide Out of Home Care in Queensland.

Kirinari does not currently provide Out of Home Care in Victoria.

Kirinari does not currently provide Out of Home Care in Tasmania.

We do not currently provide this service in South Australia

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