Research Centre for Children and Families


Research focused on strengthening relationships between children in care (foster care, kinship care and adoption) and their families. Supporting children’s rights to permanency, continued relationships and connection to culture.


Associate Professor Amy Wright, Dr Lynette Riley

Research Location

School of Education and Social Work

Program Type



Research opportunities for students connected to current projects in Family Group Conferencing and ARC Linkage Fostering Lifelong Connections for Children in Permanent Care.

Additional Information

The Research Centre for Children and Families aims to contribute policy and practice-relevant research to inform cross-government reforms currently underway across the human services sector in NSW and Australia.Taking a rights-based approach, we seek to have an impact on practitioners, the judiciary, and policymakers to promote the best interests of children and their families.  Click here for further details.

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participatory and arts-based research with young people in out-of-home care, guardianship, open adoption, restoration, kinship care, permanency practice model, permanency orders, family group conferencing, Aboriginal families, children’s views about carers, foster care recruitment, carer training, foster carers, parents with learning disabilities, cultural identity development, intercountry adoption

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2750

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