Hearing from children and young people in care: Experiences of family contact, Western Australia

Hearing from children and young people in care: Experiences of family contact, Western Australia

CREATE Foundation

In this report, children and young people in care in Western Australia describe their experiences of family contact. Interviews were conducted with 24 young people aged 12 and 17 years old regarding the importance of contact, having a say in contact arrangements, supervision and post-contact support, the role of care planning, and consistency and reliability of provision. The young people emphasised the importance of contact with their family, and identified a number of areas for improvement in how carers and caseworkers can best support meaningful and child-focused family contact.

Citation:

CREATE Foundation. (2014). Hearing from children and young people in care: Experiences of family contact, Western Australia. Yangebup, WA: CREATE Foundation. Available http://create.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/CREATEconsultation_July2014.pdf

Publication/Completion Year:
2014

Research Focus

Topic(s):
  • Out of home care (including leaving care)
Child Abuse Type(s):
  • Type not specified

Source

Information obtained from:
Literature Review
Added to Register: 30 June 2016
Last updated: 5 March 2018

Publication meta

Project location(s):
  • Western Australia
Project Type:
Research only
Participants/Data Sample:
  • Children / Young people
Sample Size:
Medium (20-99 participants)
Methodology:
Qualitative

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