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 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.
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.
In Australia there are significant numbers of children who cannot live with their birth parents, and who live with foster carers for short or relatively long periods of time. This small project will conduct a review of family preservation policies in Australia.
Theory on social exclusion of vulnerable children is applied mainly in OECD countries, in both discourse and policy. The project aims to extend the concept by applying it to young people with disability who have experienced institutional or foster care in China.