A child's basic wardrobe should consist of clothes and shoes for different weather and occasions, such as play, school, sports and special outings.
All children in out-of-home care have the right to make decisions about everyday matters, including their clothing and personal belongings. Carers should take children of any age shopping so they can help choose their clothes.
Older children who know what they like and don't like should have a choice about their clothes.
The Care Allowance that carers receive covers the cost of everyday clothing and footwear. However, carers are encouraged to discuss further assistance purchasing clothing with a child's caseworker.
In Western Australia, there are additional subsidies from the Government to pay for clothing.