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Emily Munro - Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood25 Apr 2019

This chapter from the book Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood explores progress towards realizing the rights of young people in and leaving out of home care in Australia, Sweden and the UK.

Susan Gair, Ines Zuchowski, Rosamund Thorpe, Debbie Henderson, Lyn Munns - Journal of Family Violence8 Jan 2019

The primary aim of a recent qualitative study was to optimise grandparent-grandchild connectedness after child safety concerns.

Meredith Kiraly - Child & Family Social Work27 Dec 2018

This article reports a research study in Victoria, Australia, that explored nonfamilial kinship care through analysis of administrative data, interviews with young people and carers, and focus groups with kinship care support workers.

Christine Maltais, Chantal Cyr, Geneviève Parent, Katherine Pascuzzo - Child Abuse & Neglect19 Dec 2018

The aim of this meta-analysis is to identify the most effective interventions to promote parental engagement and family reunification in high-income countries.

Focus with Jessica Strutt - ABC Radio Perth5 Dec 2018

In this radio episode from Focus, Australian Senator Linda Reynolds and Dr Fiona McGaughey, Co-convenor UWA Modern Slavery Research Network discuss the recent passage of Australia's Modern Slavery Act, which includes a recognition of orphanage trafficking as a form of modern slavery.

Viki Gerova - 10 Daily3 Dec 2018

In this article, 10 Daily reporter, Viki Gerova, spoke to Rebecca Nhep, senior technical advisor for Better Care Network and co-founder of ReThink Orphanages, and others about the inclusion of orphanage trafficking in Australia's new Modern Slavery Act.

Wright, Amy Conley - Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare1 Dec 2018

This article suggests that financial supports for adoption could be extended by introducing Child Development Accounts for children adopted from foster care in New South Wales, Australia.

Senator Linda Reynolds, Assistant Minister for Home Affairs30 Nov 2018

This media release from the office of Australia's Senator Linda Reynolds, Assistant Minister for Home Affairs, announces the passage of the Modern Slavery Bill, which includes a recognition of orphanage trafficking.

BBC News29 Nov 2018

"Australia has become the first country in the world to recognise so-called orphanage trafficking as a form of modern-day slavery," says this article from BBC News.

SNAICC – National Voice for our Children20 Nov 2018

Family Matters reports set out what governments are doing to turn the tide on the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out of-home care, and the outcomes for children and their families.

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