Policy report

A viable option: a national adoption framework

Publisher
Foster care Child welfare Adoption Out-of-home care Australia
Description

Implementation of the National Child Protection Accountability Framework would correct the bias towards ‘early intervention and prevention’ — in isolation from other important policies and outcomes, especially as permanency — evident in the existing National Framework introduced under the Rudd Government in 2009. The new national framework would supplement a family preservation-based focus on prevention and restoration by encompassing a genuinely system-wide approach that gave appropriate importance to ensuring children in care achieve permanency in a timely manner.

The national framework would also address the longstanding problem of the lack of meaningful and nationally consistent child protection data, which currently makes comparisons between jurisdictions problematic, and limits the usefulness of the copious amount of child protection data that is available in terms of shaping policy throughout the nation.

Publication Details
License type:
All Rights Reserved
Access Rights Type:
open
Issue:
CIS Policy Paper no.4