Permanency is about providing a supportive, stable and permanent home for children in out-of-home care in a timely manner. The Permanency outcomes for children in out-of-home care: indicators report presents the latest data on indicators under the Permanency Outcomes Performance Framework (POPF). These indicators are designed to provide an objective measurement of permanency outcomes for children in out-of-home care.
- Cat. no: CWS 88
In 2020–21, 1 in 5 children in out-of-home care were reunified with family
In 2019–20, most children (87%) who exited out-of-home care to a permanency outcome did not return within 12 months
In 2020–21, about three-quarters of children received a permanency outcome within 2 years of entering out-of-home care
In 2020–21, 2% of children exited out-of-home care to a third-party parental responsibility order and 0.2% were adopted