Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorFernandez, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorAtwool, Nicola
dc.identifier.citationFernandez, E., & Atwool, N. (2013). Child protection and out of home care: Policy, practice and research connections Australia and New Zealand. Psychosocial Intervention, 22(3), 175–184. doi:
dc.description.abstractThis article provides an outline of the early development of care and protection in Australia and New Zealand as a backdrop to an overview of child protection systems and policies and the current child protection profile in both countries. Key issues that have become the focus of policy reform are canvassed and legislative and policy initiatives to promote child safety as well as strengthen families are elaborated. An overview of trends in relation to out of home care, including routes into care, care arrangements and permanency policies is provided. The article profiles selected research studies from Australia focusing on outcomes of care: stability of care, mental health and educational outcomes of looked after children, abuse in care, and routes out of care through reunification and aging out. Other issues treated are the overrepresentation of indigenous children in care systems in both countries and the challenges of maintaining cultural connections. The article concludes with a brief comparative analysis identifying similarities and differences in child welfare systems in both countries.en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofPsychosocial Interventionen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.subjectchild protectionen_NZ
dc.subjectout of home careen_NZ
dc.subjectoutcomes of careen_NZ
dc.subjectleaving careen_NZ
dc.subjectindigenous overrepresentationen_NZ
dc.titleChild protection and out of home care: Policy, practice and research connections Australia and New Zealanden_NZ
dc.title.alternativeProtección infantil y medidas de separación familiar: Conexiones entre políticas, práctica e investigación en Australia y Nueva Zelandaen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolSociology, Gender & Social Worken_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
 Find in your library

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Attribution 4.0 International
Except where otherwise noted, this item's licence is described as Attribution 4.0 International