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Cathy Thomson


Stories of aftercare services and support needs after leaving care: a snapshot from the Stories of Resourcing and Resourcefulness project

Drawing on biographical narrative interviews with 22 young people, this snapshot presents preliminary findings on young people’s experiences of accessing services after leaving out-of-home care in Australia.

Families First area review Illawarra: final report for The Cabinet Office of New South Wales

This report is the third in a series undertaken by the UNSW Evaluation Consortium for the Cabinet Office as part of the evaluation of Families First. It presents the findings of the Area Review in Illawarra as a regional locality in moderate need in the...

Coordinated and integrated human service delivery models

This report, prepared for the New South Wales Cabinet Office, presents empirical evidence of the use of coordinated and integrated approaches to human service delivery in Australia, particularly in New South Wales, and overseas. Michael Fine, Kuru Pancharatnam and Cathy Thomson focus on the evidence...

The link between children's services and child protection

Research suggests that access to children's services may be an important factor in preventing young children at risk of harm from moving further into the welfare system. However, there is little empirical evidence available to indicate whether the use of such services prevents children at...