NT children's commissioner calls for residential foster care homes to be shut down

NT children's commissioner calls for residential foster care homes to be shut down

By James Oaten

Northern Territory Children's Commissioner Colleen Gwynne says resi homes are a flawed model. (ABC News)

The NT Children's Commissioner wants residential foster care services to be shut down in the Northern Territory, saying many providers fail to give the support children need.

Colleen Gwynne says residential foster care, which houses children who cannot be placed with families, is not the best model and an alternative should be found. READ full article ...