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“Making wise decisions when children are at risk of significant harm – Lessons from an eight year prospective longitudinal UK study” Professor Harriet Ward, Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University, UK

This presentation was prepared for the Australian Open Adoption Outcomes Research Study launch event held by the Barnardos Centre for Excellence in Open Adoption during National Adoption Awareness Week on Tuesday 14 November 2017.

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Australian Open Adoption Outcomes Research: Report 1 -Key Findings

Previous life experiences and vulnerabilities of children adopted from care in Australia: Implications for practice

Barnardos approach to permanency and work with parents

The life experiences of children adopted from care in NSW

Who adopts children from care?

Young children’s identity formation in the context of open adoption in NSW

Can we afford to ignore open adoption in our search for stability and better life outcomes?

A framework for moving children from long-term foster care to adoption

Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) 2016 Presentation - birth parents

Childaware presentation 2016 - Who adopts children from care?

International Conference on Adoption Research 2016 - Australian Open Adoptions Outcomes Study

Association of Child Welfare Agencies conference 2016 (ACWA) - Adoption from care in Australia: Informing the debate