Research report

11 Aug 2017

This research report that aims to help tertiary response services to respond effectively to the needs of women with disabilities. It draws on the experiences of women with disabilities who have experienced violence and abuse and have used tertiary response services.

Research report

29 Feb 2016

This report explores what helps children and young people with disability and high support needs to feel and be safe in institutional settings.

In January 2013, the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce, (then) Governor-General, appointed a Royal Commission to inquire into institutional responses to child...

Research report

17 Aug 2015

Individual packages give funding to a person with disability to live how they choose. The NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at UNSW to design an evaluation framework and collect data...

Research report

17 Aug 2015

The NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia to design an evaluation framework and collect data for the accommodation support and funding models under...

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21 Feb 2015

High hopes for the NDIS are that people with disability will be able to live as independently as they choose, with the housing of their choice, and with the paid support that suits their preferences and life goals. Research conducted by the Social Policy Research...

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30 Nov 2014

This recent research project investigated the safety of students with cognitive disability in and around school.

Evidence shows that children and young people with cognitive disability experience violence, abuse, and neglect at rates considerably higher than their peers. Despite this, little is known about...

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15 Aug 2014

For young people with cognitive disability who live in regional Australia, very little is known about what helps and what hinders belonging and connection in their communities. This research addressed this gap in our knowledge by working collaboratively with young people.

Research report

4 Dec 2012

This paper draws from recent research about abuse and neglect and from national policy approaches in child protection and disability to better understand the causes, experience and responses to maltreatment of children and young people with disability.

A series of key concerns about...

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18 Sep 2012

Disability and Community Care Services, Department of Communities commissioned an evaluation of the outcomes, process and costs of the Self Directed Support pilot by a research team led by the Social Policy Research Centre.

This final report provides findings about...

Research report

2 Apr 2012

Providing findings about the outcomes for participants and their families, implementation of the pilot, and the process and cost analysis, this report also draws together implications for future development of similar programs.

Disability and Community Care Services, Department of Communities has commissioned...

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