Projects

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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…

Better Places Stronger Communities Project Evaluation Current

Funding Agency: Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (South Australia)
People Involved: kylie valentine

The South Australian government is transferring the management of public housing dwellings to the community housing sector, under the Better Places, Stronger Communities (BPSC) project. SPRC has been contracted to evaluate the processes in relation to the planning, governance and implementation of…

Building China's Welfare State - Government Purchased Services for Children Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Linkage Program
People Involved: Xiaoyuan Shang, Karen Fisher, Natasha Cortis

The Chinese government has begun to purchase child welfare services to address vast unmet need. This project will improve outcomes for millions of Chinese children by establishing ways China can avoid the quality and accountability problems of 30 years of welfare service purchasing by governments…

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.

Publications

Child Protection and Respectful Relationships Education and…

Deprivation and Exclusion among Young People (DEYP) Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Linkage Program
People Involved: Peter Saunders, Megan Bedford, Elizabeth Adamson, Melissa Wong

This project aims to better understand the different ways that young people experience poverty and other forms of social disadvantage. Its focus is on finding out more about how young people in NSW between the ages of 12 and 16 (in school years 7-10) perceive and experience material deprivation…

Evaluation of Men's Behaviour Change Program Pilots Current

Funding Agency: NSW Ministry of Health
People Involved: kylie valentine, Gianfranco Giuntoli

The NSW Government is piloting four community-based men’s behaviour change programs (MBCPs). The MBCPs are a specialist service for men who use violence and abuse in their intimate, domestic and family relationships. SPRC will be conducting an evaluation of the pilot programs over a 2-year…

Inter-jurisdictional Child Protection Information Sharing Current

Funding Agency: NSW Family and Community Services
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Shona Bates, Ciara Smyth, Jen Skattebol

The Children’s and Families Secretaries (CAFS) working group for inter-jurisdictional child protection information sharing has contracted a research team led by the Social Policy Research Centre with the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre. The team will conduct research into…

Learning Catalysts: Improving educational outcomes for disadvantaged children Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Linkage Program
People Involved: Deb Brennan, Jen Skattebol

This project, led by Professor Mark Western from the University of Queensland, and conducted in partnership with The Smith Family, identifies what works to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged young people. In so doing it will contribute to Australia's prosperity and social wellbeing,…

Mothers and children with disability using violence prevention and early intervention services Current

Funding Agency: Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS)
People Involved: kylie valentine, BJ Newton

Identifying and sharing promising practice

Disability in mothers and/or children can make it harder for early intervention initiatives to provide effective support. Services which support people with disability often have very limited capacity in responding to risks of family violence, while…