The lasting impacts of homelessness on the youth of Australia

According to the most recent report by the ABS Census of Housing and Population, roughly 116,247 people were homeless, with 26,787 (24%) being youth under the age of 18. This is an 11% increase since the last report in 2011, and the numbers continue to rise. Of this 24% of…

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It’s National Families Week

National Families Week kicks off today 15 May and runs through until 21 May. The aim of National Families Week is to celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society. The enduring theme 'STRONGER FAMILIES, STRONGER COMMUNITIES' highlights the important role that families play as the central building…

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How do I become a foster carer?

Becoming a foster carer is an exciting time that can change your life forever. You take in children at some of the most vulnerable points in their lives, and this is why all potential foster families go through a rigorous assessment process before being granted the right to be foster carers.…

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The impact foster care can have on children and society and the benefits of a stable foster care placement

In Australia, there are an estimated 31,800 children that have been in foster care for two years or more. For 2017/2018, the number of children in foster care topped 168,000, and it's continuing to rise. No matter how good the foster care system is, this can have an impact on…

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