Tag: out of home care

Social Policy

Close-Up: Kerryn Boland

Ms. Kerryn Boland is the NSW Children’s Guardian and A/NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People. The Children’s Guardian is an independent statutory authority.  Its regulatory functions relate to out‑of‑home care, voluntary out-of-home care and adoption services. It also regulates the employment of children under 15 years of age in the areas of entertainment, exhibition,…

5 May 2014, by Informa Insights

Education

Social Policy

Give Australia’s out-of-home care young people a better education

Young people in disadvantaged circumstances often have poorer education outcomes than the general population.  Every year, at least 100,000 children and young Australians access homelessness services (AIHW, 2012).  Indisputably, this would have an impact on their education and their future. Brian Smyth King, Executive Director of Learning and Engagement from NSW Department of Education and…

2 May 2014, by Informa Insights

Social Policy

Creating a sustainable carer pool for Australia’s out-of-home care children

The future of Australia’s out-of-home care children is looking more promising following the Victorian government’s initiative on pumping $128 million into the out-of-home care services.  To create a sustainable carer pool remains a challenge for those working towards a better living environment for these children. Katie Hooper, CEO of Foster Care Association of Victoria shares…

28 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Social Policy

Close-up: Commissioner Alasdair Roy

Alasdair Roy is the Children & Young People Commissioner (CYPC), within the ACT Human Rights Commission. Alasdair believes that it is important for children and young people to have a say in decisions that affect them.  “I think that the best way to find out what anyone really thinks about something is to ask them…

30 Jan 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

How can we improve Out-of-Home Care?

The increase in the cost of living in Australia has increased the financial pressure on family care. As a result, the government is realigning and prioritising its policies and funding on improving out-of-home care. We have the opportunity to interview Josh Fergeus, President, Foster Care Association of Victoria, prior to his presentation at the upcoming…

21 May 2013, by Informa Insights