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Victoria - Glossary Term

Adolescent Community Placement

Type of 'care'
Alternative Names
  • ACP (Acronym)

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.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Department of Human Services, The Home-based Care Handbook, September 2007,

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill