Person

Sara McLean

Report

Therapeutic residential care services in Australia: a description of current service characteristics

This paper provides a snapshot of current practice of therapeutic residential care services conducted in Australia. It reports on the results of an online survey of Australian services, describing their configuration, characteristics and activities. It also summarises the views of services and discusses issues for...
Report

Therapeutic residential care: an update on current issues in Australia

Therapeutic residential care is for young people who are unable to be placed in family-based care. This paper provides an update on developments in therapeutic residential care, discusses the implications of these developments, and touches on further issues and dilemmas that should form the focus...
Discussion paper

Caring for our frontline child protection workforce

Frontline child protection work is highly stressful, emotionally taxing and, at times, can result in secondary trauma. Additionally, statutory child protection organisations consistently experience high turnover and staff shortages, creating adverse workplace cultures and extra stress for their workforce. Consequently, there is a growing recognition...
Report

Caring for our frontline child protection workforce

Frontline child protection work is highly stressful, emotionally taxing and, at times, can result in secondary trauma. Additionally, statutory child protection organisations consistently experience high turnover and staff shortages, creating adverse workplace cultures and extra stress for their workforce. Consequently, there is a growing recognition...
Guide

Children’s attachment needs in the context of out-of-home care

Practitioners supporting children in out-of-home care are often faced with making difficult decisions about children’s needs. These decisions include where the child will live and how often a child has contact with their family of origin. Children’s attachment needs are one of the factors that...