Governments have long aimed to reduce admissions of young people to residential aged care (RAC). This study draws on quarterly data from the National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse to examine the Australian government's progress.
This paper reports trends in the number of young people entering and exiting aged care, after statistically controlling for changes due to population growth and ageing. The paper highlights that national admission rates did not increase or decrease in a sustained manner, and that most...
A scoping review to explore the experiences and outcomes of younger people with disabilities in residential aged care facilities
In Australia, over 6,000 adults younger than 65 have been inappropriately placed in nursing homes designed to accommodate older adults. The primary aim of this review was to map the literature on the experiences and outcomes of young people with disability who are placed in...
This Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS) statistical report provides a summary of the data collected in the Caseworker Survey conducted as part of the POCLS. The purpose of this report is to provide a useful reference point for policy officers, frontline workers and researchers.
Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study: outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care in NSW
The Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS) is the first large scale prospective longitudinal study on out-of-home care (OOHC) in Australia. This baseline statistical report presents an overview of the study design and key findings over a broad range of areas that have emerged from...
Children involved with NSW child protection services before five years of age: what does the Seeding Success study tell us?
This paper reports analysis from the 'Seeding Success' study, looking at the proportion of child involved with NSW child protection services before five years of age. It also discusses the implications for policy and programs.
This study provides insights into the challenges experienced by managers and workers in Victorian disability residential settings in the second wave of Victoria’s COVID-19 pandemic.
Improving staff capacity to form and facilitate relationships for people with severe intellectual disability: ‘it’s a slow process’
The study aim discussed in this report was to evaluate whether an intervention based on the relationship model would lead to change in the frequency of social interaction, and the nature of the relationship between direct support staff and people with severe intellectual disability.
This paper reports findings from analysis of Department of Communities and Justice (NSW) child protection data looking at the relationship between maternal age and child protection contact and discuss implications for policy and practice.
Participation in decision making: what are the views of children and young people in out-of-home care?
This paper provides an overview of the views of children and young people about whether they have a say in decisions that impact on their lives and whether they feel listened to, with findings drawn from two surveys, the 2018 NSW OOHC Survey and the...