Out-of-home care

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Briefing paper

Brief on COVID-19 response and recovery issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families in contact with child protection services

This brief provides an overview of the most common and critical issues identified by SNAICC in its ongoing engagement with services and makes recommendations to address these challenges.
Report

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle Indicators 2018-19: measuring progress

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (ATSICPP) is a framework designed to promote policy and practice that will reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the child protection system. This report brings together the latest state and territory...
Report

Main findings from the kContact trial of a contact intervention to support parents with children in out-of-home care

This research summary outlines the main outcomes and implications for practice of the kContact study, which was conducted across three jurisdictions in Australia. The trial took place between 2015 and 2017 in Victoria and ACT, and 2017 to 2018 in NSW.
Briefing paper

What is the impact of early childhood maltreatment on mental health outcomes in middle childhood?

This briefing paper outlines the key findings from the research paper entitled, 'Mental disorders in children known to child protection services during early childhood.' It also discusses the implications of this research for policy and practice.
Report

Care-experienced children and the criminal justice system

It has long been suggested that children in out-of-home care are more likely to come into contact with the criminal justice system. This paper investigates the link between the experience of care and involvement with the criminal justice system, using a multi-method approach that includes...
Article

Indigenous children are leaving out-of-home care to uncertain futures. This is the support they need

Little is known about the experiences of Indigenous children in out-of-home care, or the effectiveness of existing services to support their transition to adulthood.
Briefing paper

Brief on COVID-19 response and recovery issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families in contact with child protection services

Based on SNAICC's ongoing engagement with child protection services regarding the impacts of COVID-19, they have identified, and made recommendations to address, the most common and critical issues.
Report

Indigenous care leavers in Australia: a national scoping study

This study, based on focus groups and interviews with 53 representatives of government departments, NGOs and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations across Australia, examined the numbers, needs and outcomes of Indigenous care leavers, and associated program and policy supports.
Report

Rebalancing the scales

This report documents the experiences of Tasmanian parents and the lawyers who represent them, and legal processes associated with the child safety system. The research examines parents' ability to access legal advice, their participation in decision-making processes and to what extent these processes implement the...
Report

NSW Government response to the Family is Culture review report

The NSW Government's response to the Family is Culture review report lays a foundation for the way forward to keep First Nations children with their parents and reduce the number of these children coming into care.