For more detailed information about the study watch the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study video, and refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.

Caregivers including foster carers, relative or kinship carers, residential care workers and adoptive parents of children and young people aged 9 months to 17 years will be invited to complete a face-to-face interview at 18-month intervals during the study.

If you agree to take part in the study, you will receive a brochure and consent form before each interview. If you have children or young people older than seven years taking part in the study, you will be given information about the questions asked during their interview. See the questions given to 7–11 year olds and 12–17 year olds.

You will need to give written consent for the teacher (childcare or school) to complete their survey.

Helpful resources

Where you can get support

Connecting Carers NSW (CSSNSW) provide all foster, kinship and relative carers across NSW access to a 24-hour support line. Phone 1300 794 653.

Aboriginal Statewide Foster Care Support Service (ASFCSS) provides telephone advice for kinship, relative and foster carers of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care. Phone 1800 888 698 (freecall).

To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 (24 hours/7 days)