The Care Allowance you receive should cover the cost of everyday clothing and footwear. A child’s basic wardrobe should consist of clothes and shoes for different types of 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 every day matters. This includes their clothing and personal belongings. Take children of any age shopping so they can choose their own clothes.
Older children who know what they like and don’t like should definitely have a choice about the clothes they wear.
In Western Australia children receive additional subsidies from the Government to pay for clothing. Read more information