Foster care & adoption
Children and young people who are in foster care, out of home care or adopted can have complex needs. For all of these children, there has been a reason that they have not been able to continue to live with their birth family. They may have started out their lives in environments that were not safe for them either physically and / or emotionally, or where their needs were not met. These potentially traumatic experiences can continue to impact on children in terms of their emotional, social and educational wellbeing even when they are in environments where they are safe and nurtured.
This page brings together resources on children living in foster and out of home care, and children who have been adopted. These resources can assist you to understand some of the unique challenges and difficulties these children can face and provides information on support that can help.