Supporting Kids in Out-of-Home-Care


Dr Karen McLean

Research Officer, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Dr Susan Webster

Dr Susan Webster is an Honorary Research Fellow (2014-2022) in the Department of General Practice. In 2015 she was also awarded a Victorian Parliamentary Library Fellowship. Her critical research interests are in health services policies and systems relating to children and young people whose health and development can be at risk as a consequence of maltreatment or neglect.

Facilitated by:

Dr Bianca Forrester has lived and worked in the Geelong community for 15 years. She is a senior lecturer in Primary Care at the University of Melbourne and is also a lecturer at Deakin’s School of Medicine. In addition to her clinical work, she runs several communities of practice on issues including COVID care, family violence and youth mental health.

The presentation will focus on who these young people are, what we know about their health outcomes and the barriers they face in regard to accessing health care. We’ll also explore their needs in regard to educational support and the value of comprehensive health and education assessments and care planning. 

This webinar was recorded on 17 August 2022.