Investigators

A/Prof Stephanie Taplin (led by Dr Melissa O’Donnell Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia)

Funding source

NSW FACS

Aim

This project builds on and complements the ongoing research that is being conducted by Associate Professor Stephanie Taplin in NSW (Australian Catholic University) and Dr Melissa O’Donnell in WA (Telethon Kids) examining the nature, extent and impacts of removals of infants by the child protection system. By analysing this additional sample of infants from the NSW Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study, a more comprehensive picture of how to improve the out-of-home care experience and trajectories for infants will be obtained, and lead to greater benefits for policy and practice.

Associated publications

O’Donnell, M., Taplin, S., Marriott, R., Lima, F. & Stanley, F.J. (2019) Infant removals: The need to address the over-representation of Aboriginal infants and community concerns of another ‘stolen generation’. Child Abuse & Neglect. 90, 88-98.

O’Donnell, M., Taplin, S., Marriott, R. (2019). Preventing another Stolen Generation in Australia: Crucial lessons from history are being ignored. Asia and Pacific Policy Society.

For more information, contact Ass/Prof Stephanie Taplin

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