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Foster Care deprivation

Monday 17th November / presented by Em Burrows

Despite its importance and overwhelming benefits, there’s still a shortage of Foster families in Western Australia.

For example, Wanslea Foster care received 490 referrals for placement but could only place 255 children.

These are kids experiencing domestic violence, drug abuse and mental health – but the agency has to turn them away.

Another issue is the high prevalence of Aboriginal referrals but low number of Aboriginal Foster families.

Stephan Lund is the Executive Manager of Wanslea Care and joins us to talk about these social issues…

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