Article type: Original Research

PUBLISHED 1 January 1984

Volume 9 Issue 2

Group Home Care: — an inside view

Lesley Oakley

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Lesley Oakley


1 The Victorian Children’s Aid Society, Black Rock, Victoria

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Every child is entitled to share in, and be part of family life. Where the child’s natural family is unable to offer that family experience society is obligated to provide a substitute family. Family group home care should not be regarded as substitute family care. However, if agencies conducting family group home programmes are aware of the limitations of this model, the positive aspects of family group home care may be optimised.

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