Christie Robertson

Research Summary

Which programs reduce maltreatment and improve safety for vulnerable children?

This paper shares findings from a rapid evidence scan carried out by Western Sydney University into programs that help to reduce harm and maltreatment, and improve outcomes for vulnerable children aged 0-5 years.
Research Summary

Which programs improve school readiness for vulnerable children?

The transition to school is a pivotal life stage for both children and their families, and a significant event for educators. This Evidence to Action Note outlines the key findings a recent school readiness rapid review.
Research Summary

Key findings from the evaluation of the Homeless Youth Assistance Program (HYAP)

This summary outlines key findings from the evaluation of the Homeless Youth Assistance Program (HYAP) and how the NSW Department of Communities and Justice is responding to the evaluation findings.

The views of NSW children and young people in out-of-home care: NSW results from the National Out-of-Home Care and NSW Residential Care Surveys

This report presents a summary of the NSW survey results providing a comparison between the NSW and national results, and between the OOHC and residential care surveys in NSW.
Briefing paper

The importance of casework when establishing and supporting out-of-home care placements

Adequate information and support from caseworkers can assist in meeting the needs of a child or young person in OOHC and maintaining stability in a placement. This Evidence to Action Note outlines some key findings and issues related to the provision of casework support to...