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Outside In: How the youth sector supports the school re-engagement of vulnerable children in Tasmanianew research by Catherine Robinson

Outside in investigates how youth workers support the school re-engagement of vulnerable children in Tasmania.  It explores the barriers to school access and participation that youth workers identify and considers the systemic changes required to ensure the greatest educational opportunity for vulnerable children.

The collateral consequences of child removalNew research from Teresa Hinton and Lindsey Fidler

These reports explore the collateral consequences of child removal for Tasmanian families and how policies, programs and practice do and should address them.

Breaking the Cycle examines the complexities of assessing and supporting parenting capacity in the context of parental trauma, specifically through the experiences of parents who have had repeat child removals.

In Limbo looks at the complexities of assessing and supporting parenting capacity in the context of poverty and homelessness, specifically through the income and housing challenges faced by families post child removal.

This research provides an evidence base and recommendations to consider in the development of a public policy approach that better meets the immediate and long-term needs of children and families in the Child Safety System.

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Paying the Price of Welfare Reform: the experiences of Anglicare staff and clients in interacting with CentrelinkA new research report by Teresa HInton

This research examines the experience of accessing and interacting with Centrelink for both clients and staff of Anglicare community service organisations in three different jurisdictions – Southern Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia. Through a survey and face-to-face interviews, the research explores how their interactions with Centrelink affect their lives and what improvements they would like to see. The key findings of the research explore difficulties in accessing Centrelink, falling through the safety net, and quantifying Anglicare support. The research concludes that although welfare reform may be leading to cost savings for the government, substantial costs are being shifted to vulnerable customers and the community services that support them.

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Outside in: How the youth sector supports the school re-engagement of vulnerable children in Tasmania

Outside In investigates how youth workers support the school re-engagement of vulnerable children in Tasmania.  It explores the barriers to school access and participation that youth workers identify and considers the systemic changes required to ensure the greatest educational opportunity for vulnerable children.

Breaking the Cycle: Supporting Tasmanian parents to prevent recurrent child removals

This report documents the prevalence and experiences of Tasmanian parents who have children repeatedly removed by Child Safety Services, with removal of a child followed by a subsequent pregnancy, further court proceedings and another removal at or shortly after birth or during infancy. This tragic cycle can be repeated a number …

In Limbo: Exploring income and housing barriers for reunifying Tasmanian families

In the course of SARC’s consultations on housing issues for vulnerable Tasmanians, Anglicare Tasmania community support workers highlighted regularly seeing parents who have had their children removed by Child Safety Services and are working towards family reunification. With their limited income and in a competitive Tasmanian housing market, parents were …

Paying the Price of Welfare Reform: the experiences of Anglicare staff and clients in interacting with Centrelink

This research examines the experience of accessing and interacting with Centrelink for both clients and staff of Anglicare community service organisations in three different jurisdictions – Southern Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia. Through a survey and face-to-face interviews, the research explores how their interactions with Centrelink affect their lives and …



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“A Future Program of Family Based Care” Discussion Paper: Anglicare’s Response

Anglicare Tasmania acknowledges the significant work that has gone into researching and developing the Family Based Care model offered in the discussion paper. We broadly welcome many of the principles outlines in the model. However, there are a number of overarching conceptual issues that Anglicare Tasmania would like to raise …

Submission to State Budget Community Consultation 2019-20

Anglicare has chosen three areas of focus for this year’s budget consultation because investments in each of them now is essential to creating a Tasmania based on equity and social justice. We recommend supporting and caring for Tasmania’s children and families by focusing on supporting family preservation and reunification; developing parents’ …

Submission on the Draft Residential Housing Supply Bill 2018

Anglicare is supportive of the intention of the Tasmanian Government to address Tasmania’s affordable housing crisis and we were pleased to participate in the Premier’s recent Housing Summit. Anglicare sees the draft Bill has some potential to accelerate the provision of affordable housing but we are concerned about the lack …

Anglicare Tasmania submission “Being Healthy”: preventative strategies, health care services and health outcomes for children and young people in out of home care in Tasmania

Anglicare welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Commissioner for Children on exploring how to deliver healthy outcomes for children and young people in out of home care. Anglicare’s submission concentrates on the challenges and effective approaches to addressing children’s and young people’s responses to trauma and attachment difficulties.