child protection

Senate Committee Report into Out of Home Care

Author/s (editor/s):

Ivec, Mary

Publication year:

2015

Publication type:

Committee Hansard

Mary Ivec is quoted in the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs report into Out of Home Care (2015). Mary’s work and verbal evidence is quoted or referenced on pages 143, 148, 154, and 155 of the report.

The terms of reference of Out of Home Care inquiry of the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs were:

  • drivers of the increase in the number of children placed in out of home care, types of care that are increasing and demographics of the children in care,
  • the outcomes for children in out of home care (including kinship care, foster care and residential care) versus staying in the home;
  • current models for out of home care, including kinship care, foster care and residential care;
  • current cost of Australia‘s approach to care and protection;
  • consistency of approach to out of home care around Australia;
  • what are the supports available for relative/kinship care, foster care and residential care;
  • best practice in out of home care in Australia and internationally;
  • consultation with individuals, families and communities affected by removal of children from the home;
  • extent of children in out of home care remaining connected to their family of origin; and
  • best practice solutions for supporting children in vulnerable family situations including early intervention

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A necessary engagement: An international review of parent and family engagement in child protection

Author/s (editor/s):

Ivec, Mary

Publication year:

2013

Publication type:

Government and community sector reports

How child protection services engage with parents ultimately affects the outcomes for children in the system, including safety, permanency and wellbeing. This overview documents international and Australian examples of good practice in engagement, support and advocacy for parents who have contact with child protection systems.

While practices that emphasise self-determination and strengths are fundamental to eliciting change in parents when care standards have faltered, there is acknowledgement of the challenges in meaningfully engaging parents and families.

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Ivec, Mary. 2013. A necessary engagement an international review of parent and family engagement in child protection, Retrieved from AnglicareTas website: https://www.anglicare-tas.org.au/research-library/report/necessary-engag....

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