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'Forgotten Australians' and 'Lost Innocents' : child migrants and children in institutional care in Australia /

by Dow, Coral | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library | Phillips, Janet.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. Parliamentary Library 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 11 November 2009 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This background note provides a brief overview and history of the arrival of child migrants from the United Kingdom and government responses to claims of their mistreatment whilst in institutional care in Australia. These children who arrived in Australia between 1920 and 1967 have been referred to in a number of Senate inquiries as the 'Lost Innocents'.Availability: (1)

'It has to be more than a job' : a search for exceptional practice with troubled adolescents. /

by Clark, Robin.

Publisher: Malvern, Vic. Deakin Human Services Australia, Deakin University 2000Description: iv, 50 p.Notes: Bibliography: p. 43-47Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A Community Visitor Program for Children in State Care : report /

by South Australia. Office of the Guardian for Children and oung People.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. South Australia. Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2010Summary: The purpose of the project was to examine the feasibility of introducing a community visitor (CV) program for children and young people in state care in South Australia. The report is the conclusion from background research on other CV programs, the outcomes from a discussion with South Australian experts and consultation with the Youth Advisors to the Guardian.Availability: (1)

An outline of National Standards for Out-of-Home Care : a priority project under the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children : 2009-2020 /

by Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community services and Indigenous Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010Summary: The National Standards for Out-of-Home Care have been designed to deliver consistency and drive improvements in the quality of care provided to children and young people. The 13 National Standards focus on the key factors that directly influence better outcomes for those living in out-of-home care. The measurement of and reporting on, outcomes is a major feature of the refining and improving of the National Standards over the long term. Evidence shows that the experiences and quality of care received in out-of-home care can be critical to determining whether a child or young person can recover from the effects of trauma and more able to access opportunities in life.Availability: (1)

Care-system impacts on academic outcomes : research report /

by Wise, Sarah | Anglicare Victoria. Social Policy and Research Unit | Pollock, Sarah | Mitchell, Gaye | Argus, Cathy | Farquhar, Peta.

Publisher: Collingwood ; Melbourne Anglicare Victoria and Wesley Mission Victoria 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2010 Bibliography : p. 58-61 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Children in out-of-home care are changing schools often, repeating grades, dropping out early and suffering higher rates of mental and physical health conditions which limit their participation at school. Despite the importance of a quality education, children and youth who live away from the families of their birth parents are known to experience poor education outcomes compared to children and young people in the community generally. Although Australian research is somewhat limited, the findings are unequivocal; children in out-of-home care perform academically below what is normal for their age, are at risk of disengaging or are disengaged from school and often don t achieve any academic qualification.Availability: (1)

Child protection workers' perspectives on the school-to-work transition for young people in care /

by Crawford, Meegan | Tilbury, Clare.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Children in out-of-home care in Australia : international comparisons /

by Tilbury, Clare | Thoburn, June.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Closed worlds : reflections on institutional care and child slavery in Australia /

by Hil, Richard | Penglase, Joanna | Smith, Gregory.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Comparing caring : the looking after children system in Canada and Australia /

by Cheers, Deirdre | Kufeldt, Kathleen | Klein, Ross | Rideout, Scott.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Defining well-being for Indigenous children in care /

by McMahon, Anthony | Reck, Lucinda | Walker, Malcolm.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Forgotten Australians : a report on Australians who experienced institutional or out-of-home care as children. /

by Australia. Parliament. Senate. Community Affairs References Committee.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Parliament. The Senate. Community Affairs References Committee 2004Description: xxviii, 410 p.Notes: August 2004 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Foster their culture : caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care /

by Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care.

Publisher: North Fitzroy, Vic SNAICC 2008Description: 70 p. ; 30 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Growing them strong, together : promoting the safety and wellbeing of the Northern Territory's children : Report of the Board of Inquiry into the Child Protection System in the Northern Territory 2010 /

by Bamblett, Muriel (ed.) | Northern Territory. Department of the Chief Minister | Roseby, Bob (ed.) | Bath, Howard (ed.).

Publisher: Darwin, N.T. Northern Territory Government 2010Description: HTML.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 2 volumes + summary 'A remote community witness to the Inquiry was concerned that too many children in the Northern Territory were 'growing themselves up'. The title chosen for the report reflects the central message that all of us together, parents, community members, government workers and NGO service providers, are responsible not only for 'growing them up' but for 'growing them strong'. In Aboriginal society, the word 'strong' connotes a sense of wellbeing that includes physical, emotional and spiritual health, strength and safety.'Summary: The foremost finding of the Inquiry is that there needs to be organisational reform in child protection in the Northern Territory which includes a re-orientation towards a more collaborative approach to the task, as well as an immediate investment in more staffing resources for statutory child protection and out of home care (OOHC) services. This said, unless there is a robust concomitant commitment to developing culturally appropriate, early intervention and preventive services, the statutory service will never be able to keep up with demand. If change is to occur, we need to invest as much, if not more, into preventing the need for vulnerable children to be placed into care as we do to investigating and monitoring families and placing their children elsewhere. Finally, the Report strongly emphasises our shared responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children. This reflects a growing understanding across the country that, in isolation, statutory child protection systems cannot hope to address the needs of so many vulnerable children and families. We therefore focus on the child safety and wellbeing roles of all government agencies, the non government service sector, community members, families and members of the public to emphasise the understanding that protecting children is truly 'everyone's business'. The child protection system in the Northern Territory must provide for the safety and wellbeing of all children regardless of ethnicity or location and the Report endeavours to describe how this can be done. However, because of the demographics of the Northern Territory and the particular vulnerabilities of Aboriginal children, there is a strong emphasis throughout the Report on responses to the needs of Aboriginal children, their families and their communities.Availability: (1)

Hearing directly from vulnerable young Australians /

by Mission Australia.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W.Mission Australia Snapshot 2010 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 7Summary: In 2009, around 48,000 young people across Australia participated in the eighth annual Mission Australia National survey of young Australians. The survey asked young people aged 11 to 24 years about what they value, their concerns, where they go for advice and support and who they admire. This publication focuses on the responses of three more vulnerable groups of young people - those who were homeless, in out-of-home care, or involved in the juvenile justice system. Young people who are homeless, in out-of-home care or in juvenile justice can be vulnerable in a number of areas which are fundamental to wellbeing, including meaningful relationships, educational achievement, secure housing, physical and mental wellbeing and financial security. This publication provides background on these young people, hears directly from them and makes some policy recommendations for enhancing their wellbeing.Availability: (1)

Improving housing outcomes for young people leaving state out of home care /

by Johnson, Guy | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Natalier, Kristin | Bailey, Naomi.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute [AHURI]..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2009 Bibliography : p. 46-51 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: The problems facing young people leaving state out-of-home care are among the more pressing issues facing Australian policy-makers today. The number of young people in out-of-home care placements in Australia has almost doubled in the last decade, with over 28,000 children and young people currently in formal out-of-home care placements . Each year about 8,000 young people are discharged from care. The majority (78 per cent) leave care before they are 15 and many of these young people return to their family homes. However, some do not.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Intergenerational homelessness and the intergenerational use of homelessness services. /

by Flatau, Paul | Eardley, Tony | Spooner, Catherine | Forbes, Catherine.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2009Description: PDF.Other title: AHURI Position Paper 119.Summary: This Position Paper looks at the nature, incidence and policy implications of intergenerational homelessness where a person who experiences homelessness also has parents who are or have been homeless at some time. ; Intergenerational homelessness occurs when homelessness is repeated in recurrent generations of the same family. In other words, it occurs when an individual who experiences homelessness in their own right has one or more parents who were also (or are) homeless at some point in their lives. It may well happen that both generations experience homelessness together as a result of the family unit becoming homeless, children being placed in care because of their parents? homelessness and inability to care for their children, or when mothers escape domestic violence with their children. ; Our study seeks to provide evidence on the prevalence, dynamics and structure of tergenerational homelessness. It is important to know whether homelessness has rsisted in either or both generations for long periods of time, or whether it is isodic or one-off in nature. Furthermore, it is important to identify which socio-mographic groups are most likely to experience intergenerational homelessness d what forms of homelessness (primary, secondary or tertiary homelessness) are perienced in the two generations. Finally, it is important to understand the key parent drivers or correlates of intergenerational homelessness. To what extent is tergenerational homelessness associated with substance abuse, domestic violence, severe financial hardship over the generations? How do these factors interact?Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Leaving care and homelessness /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St. Laurence 1990Description: 106 p. Bibliography: p. 77-106.Other title: Child poverty policy review ; 5.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "With an annotated bibliography by Ruth Harrison" -t.p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Living in children's residential homes /

by Berridge, David | Great Britain. Department for Education | Biehal, Nina | Henry, Lorna.

Publisher: London, U.K. Great Britain. Department for Education 2012Description: PDF.Other title: Great Britain. Department for Education. Research Report.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2012 Bibliography : p. 95-98Summary: This short study provides an insight into the nature of children's residential homes, the characteristics and circumstances of the young people who live in them and on the short-term outcomes for these young people. It builds on our recent research for the Department for Education Raising the Bar? An Evaluation of the Social Pedagogy Pilot Programme in Children's Residential Homes. This focused specifically on the introduction of social pedagogues into residential settings in England, gathering data from 30 children's homes in order to compare homes which employed social pedagogues with others which did not. In the course of this study we gathered a great deal of general information about the nature and functioning of residential children's in England today.Availability: (1)

Lost innocents : righting the record : report on child migration. /

by Australia. Parliament. Senate. Community Affairs References Committee.

Publisher: Australia. Senate Community Affairs References Committee 2001Description: xix, 325p.Summary: This report describes the role of both the British and Australian Governments which entered into agreements for bringing child migrants to this country. The Australian Government was the legislated guardian of the children but then transferred responsibility for their care to State Governments, who in turn, transferred responsibility to receiving agencies. The report suggests that the well-being of the children may not always have been the priority during these transitions.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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