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Characteristics and outcomes of newborns entered who entered into care (EIC) within 7days of birth in NSW, Australia

Christine A. Marsh, Jenny Browne, Jan Taylor and Deborah Davis

Children and Youth Services Review, 2017, vol. 81, issue C, 261-267

Abstract: Out of home care (OOHC) is the last recourse when children are at risk of serious harm and the home environment is not considered safe. A large proportion of children in OOHC are under five years of age and an estimated 18% are under one year of age. This study is the first to identify, over a defined period of time, the number, and outcomes of newborn babies removed by an assumption of care (AoC) and placed into OOHC in New South Wales (NSW). This study additionally aims to investigate if there is any association between the amendments to the NSW Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 in 2008 and any increase in the number of newborn babies entering into care (EIC).

Keywords: Newborn; Child welfare; Maternal welfare; Child protective services; Vulnerable populations; Midwifery (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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