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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)

A Report on the Intensive Fostering Pilot Programme /

by Youth Justice Board for England and Wales.

Publisher: London, U.K. Youth Justice Board for England and Wales 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy 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)

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

by Tilbury, Clare | Thoburn, June.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Comprehensive support for Indigenous carers and young people. /

by Higgins, J. R | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Butler, N.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2007; Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Cover title. "National Child Protection Clearinghouse' -- T.p. verso "This project was conducted as a collaboration between the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care".Summary: In booklet 3, Comprehensive support for Indigenous carers and young people, programs that offer comprehensive support for carers and young people are profiled in detail.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).

Indigenous responses to child protection issues /

by Higgins, J. R | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Butler, N.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2007; Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Cover title. "National Child Protection Clearinghouse' -- T.p. verso "This project was conducted as a collaboration between the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care".Summary: In booklet 4, Indigenous responses to child protection issues, programs that collaborate with child protection services to enhance culturally relevant responses to child protection issues are profiled.Availability: (1)

Protecting Australia's children research audit (1995-2010) : Final report /

by McDonald, Myfanwy | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Higgins, Daryl | Valentine, Kylie | Lamont, Alister.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography : p. 51-52Summary: The purpose of this audit is to identify, describe and disseminate information about Australian research projects (including program evaluations) undertaken during the 1995-2010 period on topics relating to the protection of children. This audit covers a broad scope of topics, ranging from universal preventative initiatives through to statutory child protection and out-of-home care -- Executive summaryAvailability: (1)

The availability of foster carers : main report. /

by McHugh, Marilyn | McNab, Justin | Smyth, Ciara | Saunders, Peter.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2004Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/reports/FosterCarersReport.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:18:51 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Transitioning from care in Australia : an evaluation of CREATE's 'What's the Plan?' campaign /

by McDowall, Joseph | CREATE Foundation.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. CREATE Foundation 2011Description: 106 p. : ill ; 30 cm.Other title: CREATE Report card 2011.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: To address deficits identified in previous research, in 2010 the CREATE Foundation designed and implemented a campaign to increase the number of young people approaching the stage of leaving out-of-home care who have a clear, formalized plan for life after care (referred to here as a leaving-care plan, but which also may be designated as a transition document or a final case plan). Such a plan should articulate the support young people will need in the short to medium term, and how it can be accessed to facilitate their successful transition to independence. Report Card 2011 documents the outcome of this campaign that was labelled 'What's the Plan?'. It evaluates the project's success, and suggests actions that may extend its influence in the future. To achieve the end of having more care leavers with life plans for the years following transition, CREATE decided to use a social marketing strategy whereby processes traditionally employed in commercial marketing are adapted to achieve a specified change in behaviour for the wellbeing of individuals and/or the community. The change required here was in the production of leaving-care plans. The main group whose behaviour needed to alter comprised the caseworkers in child protection departments who ultimately are responsible for formulating the type of leaving-care plan specified in state and territory legislation.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Young people leaving state out-of-home care : Australian policy and practice /

by Mendes, Philip | Johnson, Guy | Moslehuddin, Badal.

Publisher: North Melbourne, Vic. Australian Scholarly Publishing 2011Description: xi, 197 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Young people leaving state care are arguably one of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in society. The social and economic costs associated with the current failure to provide adequate leaving care and post-care supports to care leavers are significant both for the individuals involved and the broader community. This book draws from the findings of a number of new research-based Australian studies combined with chapters based on local and international evidence that critically analyse existing leaving care policy and practice. It adds to our knowledge by providing badly needed information on the relationship between care leaver experiences, support programs and outcomes, and our understanding of 'what works' with different groups of care leavers.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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