Driving Better Placement Matches
Dr Melissa Kaltner (EY), Mark Galvin (EY), Claire Robbs(LWB)
When children enter out-of-home care (OOHC), placement decision making often occurs in the midst of time pressure. In many jurisdictional contexts, placement decisions are made by agencies with minimal information on children and available carer households to support these decisions. In this presentation, EY and Life Without Barriers (LWB) will overview an applied research project they led to support the development of data supported placement decision making in the New South Wales (NSW) context. This interactive workshop describes the process and outcomes of the work undertaken, and works with workshop participants to explore the key barriers they face in placement matching in their practice experience, placement matching processes that the attendees have seen work well in practice, and indicators of success.
*Reminder the live sessions require access to Zoom technology.