DECD Respite Care Program (RCP)

DECD Respite Care Program (RCP)

Specialised home and community based care for children and young people with disabilities.

Parent Body:
Department for Education and Child Development
Office hours are Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Service available during day, evenings, weekends and overnight

Individualised to fit needs of each family.

NDIS funded or full fee paying
Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Accessible parking
Branch address:
  • Services provided across metropolitan and regional South Australia

The Respite Care Program (RCP) is operated by the Department for Education and Child Development providing a range of home based and community based care services to children and young people across metropolitan and regional South Australia. The RCP aims to support the family unit based on the family’s values, goals and aspirations. The program offers the opportunity for parents and caregivers to expand their child’s growth and development to enable them to participate in their community. Our network of approved RCP careproviders bring their qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience to each of the families they support. Careproviders are supported and monitored by a specialist RCP coordinator team. Each family within our program has a coordinator who will work together with families and careproviders to support children to achieve their goals.

  • Care for children and young people with disabilities that is individualised and outcome based on goals set with the child and the family
  • Home based care - in the family home or in the home of an approved careprovider
  • Community based care
Last updated: 29/11/2019
Information provided by: Port Adelaide Enfield Council
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