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Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study: outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care

Children’s family relationships in out-of-home care
Foster care Caregivers Child welfare Family dynamics Interpersonal relationships Out-of-home care Children Residential care New South Wales

The Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS) is funded and lead by the New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services (FACS). It is the first large-scale prospective longitudinal study of children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC) in Australia. Information on safety, permanency and wellbeing is being collected from various sources. The child developmental domains of interest are physical health, socio-emotional wellbeing and cognitive/learning ability.

The aim of this report is to examine children’s relationships with the people they are living with and with the members of their birth family, from the perspective of the children themselves and their carers in the first wave of data collection in the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS).

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