Child Protection Week 2019

2 September 2019

As Child Protection Week kicks off, Life Without Barriers Chief Executive Claire Robbs is asking Government, community service agencies and the community to work together to reduce the number of children coming into care and to increase support and recognition of birth families for children in out-of-home care.

There are around 50,000 children in kinship, foster or residential care in Australia who are unable to live with their parents. Many of these children will return home, but when that’s not possible, it’s vital for a child’s sense of identity and belonging to have a meaningful relationship with parents and extended family.