As one of Australia’s national providers of out-of-home care working with children, young people, carers and community, Life Without Barriers (LWB) proudly participated in the 6th Child Aware conference held in Brisbane last week, 16 and 17 May 2019.
Image: Belinda Mayfield, Janelle Chapman and Mary McKinnon.
The conference was challenging, vibrant and inspiring. It brought together hundreds of committed leaders to share knowledge, ideas and research to achieve better outcomes for the wellbeing and safety for all children and young people.
LWB presented three abstracts to share our knowledge and research around evidence-informed practices and programs, recruitment and assessment of foster carers, and the concept of relational permanence to inform better policy development.
You can read more about these abstracts on the Child Aware Conference website, or contact us for more info:
Keeping children safe: the journey to organisational congruence (Oral Paper Presentation) by Mary McKinnon
Are we asking the right questions? Enhancing approaches to recruitment and assessment of foster carers (Oral Paper Presentation) by Dr Belinda Mayfield
More than a court order: building relational permanence when children enter the care system (Policy Think Space) by Jessica Cocks and co-presenters from the Family Inclusion Strategies in the Hunter, Felicity Kime and Tammy Prince Doyle
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