Article type: Original Research

PUBLISHED 1 January 1983

Volume 8 Issue 1

Fostercare Policy & Practice in Sweden: What lessons are there for Australia?

Kathryn Richardson

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This paper is a study of foster care in Sweden, and considers foster care practice in the light of research findings. The paper raises useful questions for child welfare practitioners in Australia. The author herself identifies some of the current issues in Australian Child Welfare practice. As the author notes, the difficulty of obtaining Australia wide statistics of child care leaves us with the potential of many gaps in our knowledge.

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