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released: 23 Mar 2016 author: AIHW media release

This bulletin presents an overview of results from a 2015 national pilot data collection on the views of children in out-of-home care. Key findings include 91% of children reporting feeling both safe and settled in their current placement; 97% reporting that they had an adult who cares about what happens to them now and in the future; and 67% reporting that they usually get to have a say in what happens to them, and that people usually listen to what they say.

ISSN 2205-5010 (PDF) 1446-9820 (Print); ISBN 978-1-74249-907-9; Cat. no. AUS 197; 24pp.; $14

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Publication table of contents

  • Summary
  • Contents
  • 1 Introduction
    • Methods
  • 2 Findings
    • Sense of security
    • Participation
    • Community activity
    • Family connection
    • Family contact
    • Sense of community
    • Significant person
    • Leaving care
  • 3 Technical notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Verso detail

Notes and corrections

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1. (10 Dec 2016) Supplementary data tables added.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2016. The views of children and young people in out-of-home care: overview of indicator results from a pilot national survey 2015. AIHW bulletin no. 132. Cat. no. AUS 197. Canberra: AIHW.

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