This report documents an evaluation of the Education Pathways Program, completed in the latter part of 2018 by Launch Housing’s Research and Service Sector Reform team. The central question explored in the evaluation was: did the program achieve its objective to improve children’s engagement with education? The evaluation focus was on the outcomes related to school enrolment and attendance, which are central to improving school engagement.
Overall, the evidence shows that the Education Pathways Program has delivered tangible and effective outcomes for primary school-aged children up to 12 years of age experiencing homelessness. The Education Pathways Program achieved other positive outcomes for children who were disengaged from primary school. The evidence in this report corroborates a large body of literature that shows the devastating impact of homelessness and family violence for children.