Rebalancing the scales
This report documents the experiences of Tasmanian parents and the lawyers who represent them, and legal processes associated with the child safety system. The research examines parents' ability to access legal advice, their participation in decision-making processes and to what extent these processes implement the...
Breaking the cycle: supporting Tasmanian parents to prevent recurrent child removals
This research documents the experience of child removal and its consequences for parents and examines the current service network and its capacity to support them. It reviews interventions which are being deployed in other jurisdictions to break this cycle and makes recommendations about how the...
Paying the price of welfare reform: the experiences of Anglicare staff and clients in interacting with Centrelink
Australia is in the midst of a major reform to the way the income support system is delivered. This research explores the lived experiences of accessing and interacting with Centrelink, how this affects people's lives and what improvements they would like to see.
Fostering education: supporting foster carers to help children and young people learn
Children and young people in out of home care deserve a good education. Yet although many do well at school, others have poor educatonal outcomes.
Parents in the child protection system
This report documents the experiences of 47 parents who have been involved with Tasmania’s Child Protection Service. It also covers the experiences of over 140 frontline workers employed by 40 different non-government services (NGOs) that have provided support to these parents. In addition, the research...