Adolescent Community Placement (ACP) is the term used by the Department of Human Services to describe a home-based care model for young people aged 12 to 18 years who are experiencing crisis and are unable to live with their families for a range of reasons. This type of placement enables young people to reside in a home-like environment with the support and supervision of approved carers.
Sources used to compile this entry: Department of Human Services, The Home-based Care Handbook, September 2007, http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/110885/20091119-1023/ps_home_based_care_revised_2007.pdf.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 19 May 2009, Last modified: 28 October 2011