Tag Archives: Families

Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services releases investment specification for services to families

The Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services has published the document, Families : investment specification (PDF 1.5MB). The purpose of the document, “is to describe the intent of funding, the Service Users and identified issues, the service types, … Continue reading

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US research brief examines families and homelessness

A research brief published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services entitled, Are homeless families connected to the social safety net? (PDF 60kb) showed that, “sheltered homeless families access public benefits at rates equal to or greater … Continue reading

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US report examines access to technology for low income families

The report, Opportunity for all? technology and learning in low income families (PDF 650kb), presents the findings of a survey which examined inequalities of lower-income children and families in relation to Internet access and use of technology.

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New Zealand Treasury publishes summary report on request for information to improve results for vulnerable children and families

The New Zealand Treasury has published the, Summary report of the Request for Information : How can government improve results for our most vulnerable (at-risk) children and their families? (PDF 1.3MB). “The Request for Information focused on: -Effective ways of … Continue reading

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Victorian audit report on early intervention services released

The Victorian Auditor-General has released the report, Early intervention services for vulnerable children and families (PDF 5.1MB). The audit report, “focused on early intervention services provided through the Child and Family Information, Referral and Support Teams (Child FIRST) and Integrated … Continue reading

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Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services investigates better service delivery models for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families

The PS News article, Simpler service delivery to close gap, reports on, “new measures being trialled by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (DCCSDS) to help bridge the gap in access to services and programs for Indigenous … Continue reading

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New research report on family services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander children

A  research report entitled, Moving to prevention research report : intensive family support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children (PDF1.8MB). The aim of the  research, undertaken by Clare Tilbury from Griffith University, “was to explore the quality and … Continue reading

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New UK report examines integrated services for families

A report entitled, Getting it right for families : a review of integrated systems and promising practice in the early years (PDF 1.5mb) has been released by the Early Invervention Foundation (EIF). “This report is part of a programme of … Continue reading

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Australian report on grandparents raising grandchildren

The Senate Community Affairs References Committee has released a report entitled, Grandparents who take primary responsibility for raising their grandchildren (PDF 1.10 MB). Chapter 4 is entitled Non-financial challenges and supports  and “In this chapter, the committee examines: support and service … Continue reading

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The Stronger Families in Australia research report published

The Australian Insistute of Family Studies (AIFS) have released the research report, The Stronger Families in Australia (SFIA) Study : Phase 2 (PDF 1.7MB). The report, “presents the results of Phase 2 of the Stronger Families in Australia (SFIA) study, … Continue reading

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