Forced Adoption Support Services
Pauline Kenny, Sam Morley, Daryl Higgins
Department of Social Services
This paper provides best practice guidance on how government-funded forced adoption support services can develop and maintain networks that are positive, sustainable, and work to meet the needs of clients. Sections include: How have people previously found support; Pros and cons of working within network arrangements; Good practice considerations; What are the essential services required to help fill the gaps; Characteristics of good services; Enhancement of specialist services; Measuring success; Getting local networks started; Communications strategy; Recruitment; Developing formal arrangements; Making the network successful; Conducting effective meetings; and Monitoring and evaluation.
This paper was authored by AIFS staff and published by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.