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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.  

It consists of a literature review analysing Australian and international research related to foster care recruitment practices.  There is 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+

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