Heartbreaking School Stats Pose Serious Consequences for Children in Care

Jung-Sook Lee, senior lecturer in the school of social sciences at the University of New South Wales, reflects on findings contained in ACWA’s ‘Educational Engagement of Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care in NSW’ report: Children and young people in out-of-home-care (OOHC) are one of the most vulnerable groups. Various studies report that they […]

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Early School Education a Critical Component to Keeping Careleavers Out of Prison

Professor Eileen Baldry responds to concerning statistics outlined in ACWA’s ‘Educational Engagement of Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care in NSW’ snapshot: ACWA’s report and recommendations should garner urgent attention from government and the education and family and community services sectors. The findings that regularly 20 per cent of children in out-of-home care (OOHC ) are absent […]

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Engaging Young People in Care in Education is Critical

Education is a springboard to opportunity in life. So why is it not a priority for children and young people in care? Institute of Child Protection Studies Director Professor Daryl Higgins writes in response to a study conducted by ACWA highlighting the difficulties faced by NSW children in achieving an appropriate education: Based on a […]

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The Relationship Between Key Care Transitions and Education

For children and young people, transitioning through the many different stages of life is a natural part of growing up. When life transitions are appropriately supported and reasonably anticipated, they can enhance a child’s development. Normal transitions such as the move from primary to secondary school, can present children with exciting changes and opportunity for […]

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