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Engaging with families of children who are in out-of-home care

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There is a great deal of evidence that families play a critical role in their child’s learning. This resource details strategies for engaging with families of children in out-of-home care (OOHC) to support children’s learning outcomes. These strategies elaborate on the ‘promising approaches’ outlined in AERO’s family engagement for learning practice guides.

The promising approaches include:

  • recognising and supporting family engagement in learning at home
  • supporting two-way, positive communication and providing light touch updates about learning
  • promoting a literacy-rich environment at home (primary school guide) 
  • collaboratively planning and problem solving with families.

We have 2 guides in this series on OOHC:


Guides for engaging with families of children in out-of-home care (OOHC)
Publication date
7 September 2022
Last updated
Last updated
23 September 2022

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