Fostering Lifelong Connections
Supporting children’s connections to family and culture when they are in out-of-home care
Developed in collaboration with researchers, experts and practitioners in New South Wales, Australia and internationally
About the project
Strong and lifelong connections to family and culture are foundational to the wellbeing of children when they are in long-term out-of-home care. This section tells the story of Fostering Lifelong Connections, a 3-year action research project led by the Research Centre for Children and Families that explored how the out-of-home care sector could better support relationships between children, their families and carers.
Resources and publications
This section contains resources and tools designed to equip caseworkers, carers and families with the practical information they need to effectively support children’s relationships with their families.
This section contains online learning modules for caseworkers who are interested in developing their practice to support children’s relationships to their families and improve family time experiences for everyone involved.
Fostering Lifelong Connections was funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant (LP180101332) in partnership with NSW Department of Communities and Justice, Barnardos Australia, CatholicCare Hunter-Manning, Catholic-Care Wollongong, CareSouth, Key Assets, Uniting and Wesley Dalmar.