No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

WEL422 Substitute Care (8)


This subject considers different forms of substitute care and permanency planning and evaluates their outcomes from the child's perspective. Though the subject concentrates on children and adolescents in abusive or potentially abusive situations, it also examines substitute care for children and adolescents where abuse is not an issue.

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: WEL422
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Be able to describe different forms of substitute care for children and adolescents;
Comprehend the factors behind the breakdown of foster care;
Be able to evaluate the outcomes of substitute care in the context of permanency planning;
Appreciate the need for aftercare;
Be able to outline and evaluate innovative approaches to substitute care.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Substitute care for children Substitute care for adolescents Short term foster care Long term foster care Adoption as substitute care Open Adoption Residential care Breakdown in substitute care Aftercare Innovative foster care.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.