Parenting and providing support for parents has been identified as a priority issue for the Australian Government. Insight is required to the need or nature of a national policy framework specifically focussing on parenting to underpin, imbed and drive policy and practice.
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.
As a new child-centred study, The Australian Child Wellbeing Project involved young people’s perspectives to design and conduct Australia’s first major nationally representative and internationally comparable survey of wellbeing among children aged 8-14 years.
The Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centres (ASELCC) Research Coordinator role, funded by the Department of Social Services for three years (2016-18), is the continuation of a role performed by the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) in 2014 and 2015.
This project developed an evaluation and monitoring framework for the Domestic Violence Workplace Rights and Entitlements project, conducted by the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse and funded by the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEE
The Better Futures Regional Strategy was put in place to improve the health, education and safety outcomes of young people by improving the ways in which communities and services support young people and respond to their needs.