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ASELCC Research Coordinator Current

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Social Services
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Sandra Gendera

The Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centres (ASELCC) Research Coordinator role, funded by the Department of Social Services for three years (2016-18), is the continuation of a role performed by the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) in 2014 and 2015. The Research Coordinator role…

Adoption from Out-of-Home Care Current

Funding Agency: NSW Family and Community Services
People Involved: kylie valentine, Ilan Katz, BJ Newton

Children who cannot live with their parents live in out-of-home care (OOHC); in Australia this is almost always in the home of foster or kinship carers. In many jurisdictions carers adopt children in their care but recently this has been rare in Australia. Current policy aims are to increase the…

Becoming and Being an Integrated Organisation Current

Funding Agency: SDN Children's Services
People Involved: Deborah Brennan, kylie valentine, Natasha Cortis

This project is monitoring and assessing the journey of SDN Children’s Services in ‘becoming and being’ an integrated organisation. In particular, the project is exploring the antecedents of SDN’s decision to become and integrated organisation; the experience of transition…

Carers and social inclusion: new frameworks, evidence and policy lessons Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council
People Involved: Trish Hill, Bettina Cass, Catherine Thomson, Melissa Wong

Concepts of social inclusion mainly focus on participation in public sphere activities, often overlooking the constraints of the private sphere, such as informal care. For Indigenous Australians, social inclusion concepts are yet to fully address issues of cultural diversity and cultural…

Child Protection Education Current

Funding Agency: NSW Department of Education
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Ciara Smyth

This project involves a literature review and stakeholder consultation on child protection and respectful relationships education and best practice in school settings, to be conducted between November 2015 and March 2016.


Child Protection and Respectful Relationships Education and…

Gender, Migration and the Work of Care: Comparative perspectives Current

Funding Agency: Canadian Government Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
People Involved: Deborah Brennan, Elizabeth Adamson, Natasha Cortis

This project maps the employment of migrant care workers in aged care, child care and disability services in Australasia and examines the political debates calling for the employment of more migrant workers in each of these areas. It looks at the key policy and legislative developments that have…

Insights into abuse of older people - analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics datasets Current

Funding Agency: Australian Government Attorney-General's Department
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Trish Hill

This was a component of a project commissioned by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) and led by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) to examine the potential for a national study on the extent of abuse of older people in Australia. The aims of this component…

Markets, Migration & the Work of Care in Australia Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Discovery Program

Markets, Migration & the Work of Care in Australia is an Australian Research Council-funded project being conducted by a research team across four institutions: UNSW, RMIT, University of Sydney, and University of Toronto. It is being led by four Chief Investigators: Professor Deborah Brennan…

NSW Out-of-Home Care Study (Stage 3) Current

Funding Agency: NSW Family and Community Services
People Involved: Ilan Katz

This is the third stage of the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study of 1200 children in out-of-home care in NSW. In this stage, data from the 3 waves of the study will be analysed and reported. The Social Policy Research Centre has a specific remit of producing reports on service use of children in…

The CREATE Ability Project (TAP2) Evaluation Current

Funding Agency: NSW Department of Family & Community Services
People Involved: Karen Fisher

The CREATE Ability Project (TAP) aims to promote supported decision making for young people with disability in or leaving the care of the Minister through participation in workshops and camps which are underpinned by education grounded in human rights principles. This evaluation aims to capture…