Families today face insecure labour markets and multiple challenges in accessing early childhood education and care for their children. This project will shed light on what is required in everyday life for families most challenged by these conditions and develop understandings of how to deliver early childhood education and care services accordingly.
This research will investigate high quality Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services for children in disadvantaged communities and translate these findings into practice and policy that encourages families in these communities to use ECER services.
This project is a retrospective study examining adoption for children from OOHC in NSW. It will examine the experiences and outcomes of young people who have been adopted from OOHC, and the experiences of birth parents during the OOHC adoption process.
The Social Policy Research Centre worked with the NSW Family Day Care Association to develop strategies through which family day care services can sustain and build their co-ordination capacity, as they prepare for changes to operational fundin
This project involves critiquing the draft Foster Care Integrated Funding Model that has been developed by Berry Street, Victoria, analysing the impact of the increased cost for the delivery of home-based care based on the funding model; and providing a comparative cost analysis of the model agai
Markets, Migration & the Work of Care in Australia is an Australian Research Council-funded project being conducted by a research team across four institutions: UNSW, RMIT, University of Sydney, and University of Toronto.
Despite a surge of policy reforms and Australian government investment in early childhood education and care (ECEC), little is known in Australia about how local ECEC markets function and how low income families make decisions about the use or non-use of child care services.
The purpose of this audit was to identify, describe and disseminate information about Australian research projects (including program evaluation) undertaken during the 1995-2010 period on topics relating to the protection of children.