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The Permanency Support Program represents a significant reform of NSW child protection and out of home care systems. It aims aim to achieve permanency for children within two years. Changes under the program began from 1 October 2017.
DCJ contracted a consortia led by the Centre for Evidence and Implementation to undertake a rigorous 3 year evaluation of the PSP. The consortia included partners from Monash University, University of Melbourne and the Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia.
The evaluation focuses on Foster Care and Family Preservation only and assessed:
The evaluation was completed in April 2023. The Executive Summary (PDF, 35.2 MB) and Summary Presentation (PDF, 1.6 MB) outline the key findings and recommendations. Full details are available in the PSP Evaluation Report (PDF, 7.1 MB).
04 Aug 2023