In 2007, NSW Departmentn of Community Services funded a three-year postdoctoral fellowship on how to improve culturally appropriate service delivery for ethnic minority families involved with the child protection system.
The action research project is about how disability support organisations provide culturally responsive supports to enhance the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) experience of Australian Chinese people with disability, their families, and communities in Sydney.
The project is led by Associate Professor Leah Bromfield from the Australian Centre for Child Protection (ACCP) at the University of South Australia, and is a collaboration between the ACCP, the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) and the Australian Institute for Criminology.
The main goal of this research funded by ANGLICARE Canberra and Goulburn, ANGLICARE Sydney, ANGLICARE WA, Centacare Tasmania, Community Inclusion Board, Chief Ministers Department, ACT, VIC Department of Human Services, SA Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Melbourne Citymission, Mission Aust
This project builds on two previous studies conducted for Legal Aid NSW that have set out the conceptual advantages of adopting an exclusion approach to identifying social disadvantage, with empirical illustrations that draw on recent SPRC research on the topic.