• Rikki Lambert

NSW forges ahead as nation's leading provider of permanency for kids in care

New South Wales will continue to lead the nation in providing permanency, stability and certainty for children in out-of-home care, with a new commitment in this month's state budget.

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the 2021-22 NSW Budget will include $12 million to scale up initiatives aimed at increasing the number of adoptions and guardianships, including through the establishment of a Permanency Taskforce.

Mr Perrotet said:

“A permanent and loving home is the foundation for a happy and healthy life and this investment will help make open adoption or guardianship a reality for more kids,”

NSW accounts for almost 99 per cent of all of Australia's open adoptions from care in the latest figures.