Recruiting and retaining foster carers
The ICPS Research to Practice Series links the findings of research undertaken by the Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University, to the development of policy and practice in the area of child, youth and family welfare. This issue explores what works to help...
Foster carer attraction, recruitment, support and retention
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 carers for children in out-of-home care. Databases and sources of grey literature were...
Effective interventions for working with young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
This literature review was commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA). The aim of the review is to assess the current state of evidence about what interventions are most effective in working with young people who are homeless...
Working in the grey
Communities for Children place based research project increases knowledge of the social networks and service use of vulnerable parents with children under five whom formal services find ‘hard to reach’. The National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020 reflects the nation’s growing investment in early...