Case Managers’ perspectives on how to achieve timely reunification

Jacqui Nicklin

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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Abstract

This qualitative research asked case managers in the Western Australia's child protection system what contributed to timely reunification of children with their families, a recent policy goal. Workers must work within reduced timeframes to achieve reunification and in order to achieve this, workers identified: parental motivation, workers being available, informed and committed to the process; and attention to safety planning and post reunification support as essential to contribute to family reunification. One result of the research was the generation of a dedicated reunification team, and future research could explore the role of carers in preparing children for reunification.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMasters
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date1 Aug 2019
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019

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