Louise Voigt is the CEO of Barnardos, one of the leading child protection charities in Australia. In this interview with the ACL's Katherine Spackman she discusses NSW laws introduced by Community Services Minister Pru Goward to require child protection authorities to consider adoption as an option for children before foster care. There are approximately 18,000 children in foster care in the state. The proposed amendments to the Child Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 are yet to pass parliament.