Words used in this edition
Alternative care is when someone other than the biological parents cares for a child, eg kinship care, foster care, adoption or residential care.
Residential care means looking after children outside of a family setting, eg in orphanages or group homes.
Transitioning is when a residential care centre changes from offering residential care to helping children be cared for in families and the community. A loving, stable family is the ideal place for raising children.