Keeping Siblings Together

For sibling groups who are placed in out-of-home care it is important to track the extent to which siblings are placed together. This indicator would record the proportion of sibling groups in care who are kept together. For very large sibling groups use the proportion of young people who are placed with at least one other sibling.

Data Source

Timeframe for reporting

Examples from other jurisdictions


Within one year

Proportion of children who are on orders and in out-of­home care at 30 June who have siblings also on orders and in out-of-home care, who are placed with at least one of their siblings (Australian Government, 2015: See Box 15.17)

Count of sibling groups in foster care who are placed with all or some of their siblings (California Child Welfare Indicators Project, 2016)