Pandemic impacts 'could push thousands more children into care'

Tammy Mills - The Age

"Thousands more children are likely to be placed in out-of-home care due to the coronavirus pandemic, but advocates for minors say it is a human tragedy that could be avoided," says this article from The Age. "If families don’t get the right support, 'the blunt instrument of removing children from families will be used, which will in fact make things worse in the long term,'" said Berry Street chief executive Michael Perusco.