Understanding Contact

Contact with our immediate and extended family is important in shaping our understanding of who we are and how we fit into the world.

For children in out of home care, safe contact with their birth families provides them the opportunity for forge their identity.

This Contact resource, developed by Connecting Carers NSW, explains the processes involved in contact, explore parents’, carers’ and childrens’ perspectives on family visits and provides practical strategies for carers who facilitate contact.