Foster and Kinship Carer Week will be held from 24 to 30 April 2017 in Queensland to recognise the work and commitment of foster and kinship carers.
This report considers the range of potential benefits from introducing a program of support that extends the age of leaving care from 18 to 21 years.
Event dates: 3-4 May 2017, Sydney, NSW.
Report - What is known about the placement and outcomes of siblings in foster care?: An international literature review (UK)
This literature review from the Rees Centre (UK) found that, in general, siblings placed together experienced greater stability of placement.
Report - Interim report: Royal Commission into the protection and detention of children in the Northern Territory
This interim report outlines the actions taken, observations made and future directions planned for the Royal Commission.
An overview of what is known about the prevalence of different forms of child abuse and neglect in Australia
The Parliament of New South Wales has released a final report of the NSW child protection inquiry.
This AIHW report finds that the number of children receiving child protection services continues to rise.
Report - A national comparison of carer screening, assessment, selection and training and support in foster, kinship and residential care
This Royal Commission report reviews the policies and processes in place to prevent or respond effectively to child sexual abuse in out-of-home care.
This resource from the Institute of Child Protection Studies outlines methods for foster carer attraction, recruitment, support and retention.