Education and out-of-home care transitions

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Townsend, ML, Cashmore, J & Graham, A 2016, 'Education and out-of-home care transitions', Developing Practice, vol. 45, pp. 71-85.

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In Australia there are 43,400 children and young people in out-of-home care (care), mostly due to parental incapacity, abuse and neglect (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2015). These children experience a number of significant changes in their lives in terms of who they live with, where they live, and for school-aged children, often changes in school. These changes are beyond the normative transitions that are common in the lives of children.