ICPS Research to Practice Issue: Recruiting and retaining foster carers
Published: Monday 6th March 2017
The Institute of Child Protection Studies Research to Practice Series links the findings of research undertaken by ICPS, to the development of policy and practice in the area of child, youth and family welfare.
Issues 16: Recruiting and retaining foster carers, explores what works to help people make the choice to become a foster carer, and the strategies that can assist in supporting and retaining carers for out-of-home care. It is based on a literature review, which is part of a three-year project to identify the most effective strategies to attract, support and retain successful foster care families.
The following back-issues are also available to download:
#1: Interventions and practice principles for supporting young people who are homeless#2: Identity and meaning in the lives of vulnerable young people #3: Younger Mothers: Stigma and Support #4: Children with parents in prison #5: Supporting fathers who are homeless #6: Supporting young carers in education #7: Child-Centred Practice #8: Needs and Experiences of Biological Children of Foster Carers #9: The importance of the ‘Human Connection’: Helpful relationships with service users and linking social capital #10: Supporting quality contact visits for children in out-of-home care #11: Not everything is imaginary: Children’s conceptualisations of interpersonal safety #12: Children’s views about safety in institutions #13: Our Safety Counts: Key findings from the Australian Survey of Kids and Young People – Perceptions of interpersonal safety and characteristics of safe institutions #14: Our Safety Counts: Key findings from the Australian Survey of Kids and Young People – Help-seeking and institutional responses to safety concerns #15: Supporting refugee families in Australia