Messages from research


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Policy and practice paper

June 2005


Leah Bromfield, Daryl Higgins, Alexandra Osborn, Stacey Panozzo, Nick Richardson

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Table of contents

  • Contributors and acknowledgements
  • List of all Australian research reviewed
  • Section 1: Introduction
    • Purpose of this report
    • Method
  • Section 2: Messages from Australian research
    • Foster families
    • Participation of children and young people in care
    • Cultural considerations in placement decisions
    • Issues relating to reunification
    • Outcomes for children and young people in care
    • Young people leaving care
    • Residential and specialised models of care
    • Kinship care
    • Issues for professionals in associated field working with children in out-of-home care
    • Policy research: The out-of-home care service system
    • Policy research: Service provision
  • Individual study reviews presented in tables
  • Section 3. Key messages for research, policy and practice in Australian out-of-home care
    • Key messages for policy and practice
    • Implications for research
    • Dissemination
  • References
  • Appendix A: International review of kinship care literature
  • Appendix B: Key messages from research¬†