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

Caseworkers’ communication with children and young people in out-of-home care and their caregivers
Caregivers Case management Child welfare Community-based social services Out-of-home care Residential care New South Wales

The Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS) is funded and managed by the New South Wales Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ). 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.

This research report examines the factors that influence effective communication practices between caseworkers and children as reported by children and if that influences children’s socio-emotional functioning over time.

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