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Residential Care services program requirements

Residential Care services provide 24 hour care in staffed residential settings for children and young people who are unable to live at home with their family because of a significant risk of harm or abuse.

The Department of Health and Human Services funds Community Service Organisations (CSOs) to provide Residential Care services.

The program requirements for Residential Care services outline the minimum practice requirements for residential care services for CSO staff to ensure a consistent approach to high quality services delivery.

For more information about program requirements for Residential Care services in Victoria and to download a copy of the October 2016 requirements, visit the human services website at:,-programs-and-projects/programs/children,-youth-and-family-services/program-requirements-for-residential-care-services-in-victoria [external link - opens in a new window]