Assessing, training and recruiting Indigenous carers

Assessing, training and recruiting Indigenous carers Report

Promising Practices in Out-of-Home Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers, Children and Young People (booklet 2)

  • Author(s): Higgins, JR, Butler, N
  • Published: 2007
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Abstract: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are almost five times more likely to be placed in out-of-home care compared with non-Indigenous children (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2007). Yet there is a serious shortage of culturally appropriate placements to accommodate them. Even with intensive recruitment efforts, professionals have been unable to recruit sufficient Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers to meet the demand.

Notes: A project profiling promising practices in the recruitment, assessment, training and support of carers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and the provision of services to Indigenous children in care. A series of booklets discussing the findings can be downloaded.

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Higgins, JR, Butler, N, 2007, Assessing, training and recruiting Indigenous carers, Report, viewed 16 June 2024, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=5510.

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