Permanency planning and the question of adoption

This paper released in February 2013 responds to the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (Carmody Inquiry) and discusses permanency planning for children who might otherwise be facing long term guardianship to the Chief Executive and placement in out-of-home care, as well as considering the question of adoption as an option for achieving permanency in the care provided for children. This paper identifies and methodically explores any changes to legislation, policy and/or practice concerning permanency planning, and collates the views of PeakCare Members and Supporters and other interest groups about this important matter for submission to the Carmody Inquiry.