The specialised substitute residential care (SSRC) register records information about children and young people accessing overnight care services and the agencies that provide or supervise that care.

The SSRC register:

  • is monitored by the Office of the Children’s Guardian under the Child Safe Scheme
  • has replaced the voluntary out-of-home care (VOOHC) system
  • holds provider details, case plan and review dates, and a child or young person’s:
    • personal details and length of time spent in care
    • disability details (if applicable)
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status.

Children and young people have a right to access and correct any information held about them by a provider or on the SSRC register.


You must be a care provider to update the SSRC register.

How to update

If you do not already have access to the SSRC register:

  1. Complete a Child Safe self-assessment.
  2. Send an email to to request access to the SSRC register.

Once you have access, log in to the SSRC register to:

Last updated: 2 July 2024

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