In Home Care evaluation report

The revised In Home Care (IHC) program was introduced on 2 July 2018, as part of the Child Care Package. This is the final evaluation report for the IHC program, drawing on data collected about IHC up to February 2020.

How do place-based services evolve in a world of virtual, physical and hybrid service delivery?

Given the inevitable growth of virtual and hybrid services in the context of place-based service delivery, this report argues that future government initiatives should consider how virtual services can be included in the design and how they are integrated and interact with face-to-face components.

Child Care Package evaluation: final report

This evaluation draws heavily upon the administrative data on the children's and families' use of child care, along with surveys implemented by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, and by the evaluation team, as well as extensive qualitative data from consultations and location-based case...

Caseworkers’ communication with children and young people in out-of-home care and their caregivers

This research report examines the factors that influence effective communication practices between caseworkers and children as reported by children and if that influences children’s socio-emotional functioning over time.

Literature review: factors influencing the outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care

The purpose of this literature review is to examine the factors that influence outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC). It aims to summarise research findings on which factors predict positive or negative outcomes and thereby inform policies and practices in order...