Institute of Child Protection Studies (ACU)

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Briefing paper
1 March 2017

This issue of the Research to Practice Series explores what works to help people make the choice to become a foster carers, and the strategies that can assist in supporting and retaining...

Literature review
1 December 2016

This report aims to review the literature available on what works to help people to make the complicated choice to become a home-based carer, and on the evidence regarding retention of these...

11 November 2016

This Research to Practice issue explores the challenges experienced by refugee families resettling in Australia; the informal and formal supports they access and barriers to these supports; the...

7 September 2016

This study attempts to better understand children and young people’s perceptions of safety within institutions, and their views on how adults and institutions are responding to their safety needs...

Briefing paper
30 August 2016

This issue explores children and young people’s views about safety in institutions, what they believe makes an institution safe for children and young people, and what advice they would give...

Briefing paper
20 January 2016

Linking the findings of research undertaken by ICPS, to the development of policy and practice in the area of child, youth and family welfare, this paper explores children and young people's...

Briefing paper
17 December 2015

ICPS aims to enhance the well-being of children, young people and families through quality research, evaluation, training and community education. This research update aims to keep stakeholders...

Briefing paper
16 December 2015

Based on a literature review and broader ICPS research, this paper discusses the ways in which children in out-of-home care, parents and foster carers can be supported to participate in contact...

17 October 2015

This mixed-methods study aimed to provide in-depth and contextualised data about how services may better support refugee parents to care for their children.