armoured_crow (armoured_crow) wrote in little_details,

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Paraplegia and the foster system

I have a few questions about the Australian foster care system, though I wouldn't turn down info on protocols from other countries.  I've tried just about every google search I can think of.

If a child suffers a spinal injury in an accident that kills his only adult relative, how does the system deal with him?  Insurance will deal with the medical costs and things, but where would he be housed for his physical therapy?   What would happen to his sister?  Does his being a paraplegic reduce his chances of being housed with his sister (or does it improve them)? Does it reduce his chances of a permanent adoptive home? 

The two characters are in their teens and live in Australia.

Can anyone help? I'm starting to think it's the kind of information governments keep quiet about.

Tags: australia: government, ~custody & social services

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