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Give every child a fair go Article - Posted on 6 December 2009

Childlren from poor families have fallen so far behind their peers by the age of six in language development and other measures they are in danger of never catching up, a study has shown read more

SPRC Newsletter November 2009 Article - Posted on 30 November 2009

The SPRC Newsletter has been published. The current issue features:

Independant evaluation of headpace: National Youth Mental Health Foundation Article - Posted on 20 November 2009

The final report from the Evaluation of headspace: the National Youth Mental Health Foundation project has been released. In 2008, the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) was contracted by headspace and the University of Melbourne (UoM) to conduct the first independent evaluation of headspace. The evaluation is a longitudinal, mixed methods research project, established to examine the achievements, limitations and future directions of the headspace program. The evaluation draws on qualitative and quantitative data from primary and secondary sources collected over two waves.

Kids in care now In The Media - Posted on 18 November 2009

When the Prime Minister made the National Apology to the Forgotten Children and Child Migrants on Monday, he spoke strongly about the accountability of current governments, to the children in their care. Two new reports released today assess how contemporary children and young people in care, or at risk of being in care, are doing, and how accountable our governments are.

Hail Fellow Article - Posted on 11 November 2009

UNSW's strength in social policy has been acknowledged with another researcher elected Fellow of the prestigious Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Vulnerable teens Article - Posted on 2 November 2009

Professor Saunders appointed president of FISS Article - Posted on 24 July 2009

Professor Saunders has been appointed president of the Foundation for International Studies on Social Security (FISS)

New Books by SPRC Staff Article - Posted on 13 May 2009

Two recent publications by SPRC staff.

Dr Karen Fisher to receive 2009 Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship Article - Posted on 1 January 2009

UNSW Social Policy Researcher Dr Karen Fisher has been selected to receive a 2009 Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship.