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Josh Fergeus, Cathy Humphreys, Carol Harvey, Helen Herrman - Adoption & Fostering8 Jul 2019

As foster and kinship carers are central to the lives of looked after children, it is important to recognise their unmet needs and the impact of these on the caring task. This article explores these issues by applying a hierarchy of needs to the foster and kinship care context, drawing on the perspectives of those involved, a group of Australian foster and kinship carers.

Lisa Davies - The Sydney Morning Herald6 Jul 2019

This editorial piece from the Sydney Morning Herald describes a new report released by the Government of New South Wales, Australia entitled 'Forecasting Future Outcomes,' which "gives a hard financial justification and a possible methodology for early intervention to protect certain vulnerable groups of young people before it is too late."

Taylor Fry - Government of NSW, Their Futures Matter5 Jul 2019

This report, which was authored by Taylor Fry with support from Their Futures Matter (TFM) - a landmark reform of the Government of New South Wales (NSW), Australia to deliver improved outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and their families - and stakeholder agencies, presents key results and insights from the TFM Investment Model, an actuarial model of future outcomes and costs of providing key government services to children and young people in NSW.

Stephanie Richards - InDaily25 Jun 2019

This article from InDaily highlights findings from a recent report by South Australia’s Guardian for Children and Young People, indicating that children with disabilities are overrepresented in Australia's care system.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare11 Jun 2019

This report presents analyses of selected outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who live in households with members of the Stolen Generations.

Susan Collings, Amy Conley Wright, Margaret Spencer, Betty Luu - Child & Family Social Work6 Jun 2019

There is little Australian research on the factors that influence decisions to adopt children from out‐of‐home care. This paper presents a mixed methods study that was conducted to address this gap.

Philip Mendes, Samone McCurdy - Journal of Social Work30 May 2019

This article uses a content analysis methodology to critically examine and compare the findings of six recent Australian child protection inquiries (five at state and territory level and one Commonwealth) in relation to their discrete sections on leaving care.

Dilip Balu & Loyola McLean - Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy26 May 2019

This paper reviews the literature on human relational factors and their impact on complex care systems for a highly vulnerable population of children and young people in out‐of‐home care (OOHC).

Gemma McKibbin & Cathy Humphreys - Child Abuse Review23 May 2019

As part of a broader action research project aiming to prevent both harmful sexual behaviour carried out by children and young people and child sexual exploitation (CSE) in out‐of‐home care, four focus groups were undertaken with 17 workers at three Victorian residential houses in 2017.

Melissa J. Green, et al - Child Abuse & Neglect7 May 2019

The objective of this study was to determine the minimum set of cross-agency indicators that could accurately classify placement in out-of-home-care (OOHC) in Australia before age 13–14 years.