Publications

All Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS) publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles, will be listed on this page. The POCLS has its own publication series: Research papers (results), Technical papers (design & methodology) and Brief & Slide Decks.

Research papers

Technical papers

Briefs & slide-decks

POCLS Briefs

Evidence to Action Notes

Slide-decks

Video recordings

August 2016

Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study Roundtable (August 2016)

A POCLS Roundtable with FACS staff and stakeholders was held on the 18th August 2016. A panel of OOHC experts were asked to reflect on the policy questions that the study could address and what area they would like more in-depth analyses undertaken. Panel: Maree Walk (Deputy Secretary Program and Service Design FACS) CHAIR; Deidre Cheers (ACWA Chairperson); Lisa Townshend (NSW State Co-ordinator CREATE); Casey Ralph (Chief of Operations KARI); Robyn Bale (Student Engagement & Interagency Partnerships DoE); Sandra Heriot (Office of the Senior Practitioner FACS); Janet Vickers (District Director FACS).

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) Conference 2016

The ACWA Conference 2016 was held on the 17th August 2016.  The POCLS symposium presenters were:

  • Dr Fred Wulczyn, Chapin Hall Centre for Children, University of Chicago presenting on Placement Stability in Out-of-Home Care.
  • Professor Paul Delfabbro, University of Adelaide presenting on A Profile of Foster Care and Kinship Care in New South Wales.
  • Professor Judy Cashmore, University of Sydney presenting on Relational Aspects of Children’s Experience in Out-of-Home Care.
  • Professor Ilan Katz, University of NSW presenting on Service Use by Children and Carers in Out-of-Home-Care.

The POCLS presentations at the symposium were based on analyses of data collected from caregivers and children approximately 18 months after entering out-of-home care (1,285 interviews were completed at Wave 1) and a follow-up interview approximately 18 months later (1,200 interviews were completed at Wave 2). The children entered out-of-home care in NSW between May 2010 and October 2011 and are aged between 9 months to 17 years old when interviewed.

September 2015

Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study Roundtable (September 2015)

A POCLS Roundtable with FACS staff and stakeholders was held on the 30 September 2015. A panel of OOHC experts were asked to reflect on the policy questions that the baseline data could address and what area they would like more in-depth analyses undertaken? Panel: Maree Walk (Deputy Secretary Program and Service Design (FACS) CHAIR; Simone Walker (Executive Director Design Innovation Safety and Permanency FACS); Louise Coe (Director Child Safe Organisations, Office of the Children’s Guardian); Deidre Cheers (ACWA Chairperson); Steve Kinmond (Deputy Ombudsman); Tim Ireland (CEO AbSec); and Maria Chan (Community Facilitator CREATE).

Conference presentations

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