Forced adoption support services scoping study

Forced adoption support services scoping study

Daryl Higgins, Pauline Kenny, Reem Sweid and Lucy Ockenden

Commissioned report— February 2014

A report commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

The Government commissioned this study to help improve services for people affected by forced adoption in Australia. In particular, the study proposes service model options that could enhance and complement existing support services. To begin, a scoping study was conducted to: map the current support available for people affected by forced adoption and removal policies and practices; determine how the system currently meets the needs of those affected; and identify any gaps in the service system. Implementation issues were also considered.

This report was authored by AIFS staff and published by the Australian Government Department of Social Services

Forced adoption support services scoping study

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