Children and young people

For detailed information about the study and to find out more about what is involved, watch the 5-minute Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study video, and refer to the POCLS brochure.

If you are a child or young person taking part in the study, you will be asked to complete activities and a face-to-face interview at 18-month intervals during the study.

If you are aged  7 years and older, the interviewer will ask you if you have any questions about the study before you start each interview and activity. You will then be asked to sign the Agreement Form.

If you turn 18 during the study, you will be invited to stay in the study and complete a questionnaire about how you are going.

Helpful resources

Where you can get support

  • Your caregiver or caseworker
  • Kids Helpline free counselling service for 5–25 year olds – Phone 1800 55 1800
  • Lifeline 24-hour telephone crisis support service – Phone 13 11 14
  • The CREATE Foundation an organisation for children and young people in care – Phone 1800 655 105 or 02 9267 0977

To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 (24 hours/7 days)