The Australian Government Department of Social Services has commissioned a research team from the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) and the Gendered Violence Research Network at UNSW Sydney to undertake an evaluation of 1800RESPECT, the national online and telephone counselling service for people affected by domestic and family violence and sexual assault.
Millions of children now rely on support from Chinese child welfare nongovernment organisations. The government is reforming NGO policy in response to public demands about service quality, but it lacks relevant research.
Children who cannot live with their parents live in out-of-home care (OOHC); in Australia this is almost always in the home of foster or kinship carers. In many jurisdictions carers adopt children in their care but recently this has been rare in Australia.
This project aims to ensure that people who live in the NBMLHD and who experience mental illness and mental distress have the opportunity to develop their own Advance Statement, which is a tool to support personal control and decision-making during times of mental health crisis.
This project provided advice to the NSW Child Death Review Team, now located in the Ombudsman's Office, about how to develop indicators of socioeconomic status (SES) for use in its annual reporting to establish the SES of children who die and examine if there is an association between SES and the