We’re facing a human rights tragedy in Australia. More than 43,000 children and young people were living in out-of-home care – foster care, residential care and kinship care – in Australia, as at 30 June 2015.
Nearly half of all homeless people and more than 60% of youth in detention have experienced out-of-home care. It is clear that the current system is not working and is leaving our children at risk.
The Bridge of Hope White Dove model
The White Dove ‘model of change’ is facilitated by a network of relevant peers – those with the lived experience – whether it is a vulnerable young woman in state care peered with a former vulnerable young woman from state care or former vulnerable family to a vulnerable family.