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My Forever Family NSW research

The Institute of Open Adoption Studies was commissioned by My Forever Family NSW to examine the standards of training for out-of-home carers in NSW and to understand the challenges and motivations in recruiting carers for older children and young people (9+). 

The first phase of the research is now publicly available and consists of a literature review analysing Australian and international research related to foster care recruitment practices, with a specific focus on recruitment of carers for older children and an overview of international models of training and recommendations regarding best practice principles in training for foster carers, kinship carers, guardians, and adoptive families.

Download the research

Executive Summary - Standards in training for out of home carers.pdf

Standards in training for out-of-home carers.pdf

Executive Summary - Recruiting carers for children and young people in care aged 9+.pdf

Recruiting carers for children and young people in care aged 9+

NSW Carer Survey 2019 report of findings

The NSW Carer Survey 2019 Report of findings provides a snapshot of carer perceptions of services for the children and young people in their care, their own experiences and their views about possible improvements to practice.

Thank you to everyone who participated, My Forever Family NSW will be exploring ways to improve the experience for carers based on the findings from the survey.

Download the report

NSW Carer Survey 2019 - Executive summary.pdf

NSW Carer Survey 2019 Report.pdf