Permanency Support Program

The Permanency Support Program aims to give every child and young person the chance to have a loving, permanent home for life, whether that be with his or her parents, extended family or kin, or through open adoption or guardianship.

Where children and young people cannot remain with their family, it is important to find them a stable, nurturing and safe home. Guardianship and open adoption give them this opportunity if it is not possible to return to their birth family or live with extended family. The role of foster, kinship and relative carers is more important than  ever to support each child or young person’s pathway to permanency.