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Registrations Now Open

Tuesday 25 October 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm AEST, online via Ms Teams

Hosted by Family and Community Services Insights, Analysis and Research (FACSIAR)


Children in out-of-home-care are known to be at greater risk of negative life outcomes, including physical and mental health, socio-emotional and behavioural problems and cognitive functioning. However, there are supports that can be put in place and decisions that can be made early in the child’s placement which can have a positive impact on developmental and permanency outcomes.

This webinar will be chaired by Dr Jessica Stewart (Executive Director, FACSIAR). Researchers from the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS) will talk about their findings from four waves of the study over an eight year period from care entry.  They will demonstrate how birth family, child and placement factors can influence a range of developmental, well-being and permanency outcomes for children in care.  Join us to learn more about:


  • Permanency pathways for children and young people in out-of-home-care in NSW: Associations with child, carer and placement factors
    Dr Betty Luu, Research Fellow Research Centre for Children and Families, Sydney School of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney
  • Long-term trajectories of outcomes for children and young people who experience out-of-home-care: Insights from the POCLS in NSW
    Dr Catherine Wade, Principal Research Specialist, Parenting Research Centre
    Following the presentations there will be a panel to discuss implications of the research for policy and practice with:
    • Briony Foster, Executive District Director, Sydney, South Eastern Sydney and Northern Sydney Districts for Child Protection and Permanency, DCJ
    • Rebecca Hinchey, Manager, Child and Family, Strategy Policy and Commissioning, DCJ

    Questions or Comments?

    The recorded presentations, slides and resources will be available here within one week following the webinar.

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Last updated: 27 Sep 2022