Barnardos uses knowledge developed through the pursuit of best practise in our welfare programs to improve the lives of all disadvantaged children in Australia by engaging in research, including collaborative research with universities.

You can find some of our research and publications below.

Our practice resources summarise the latest research and evidence to help front-line staff deliver a consistent, quality service to the people they support. If you can't find the resource you're looking for, contact us.

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Follow up Study: Growing Up in Care

December 2013

Presented in this newsletter are views of carers who are taking part in the longitudinal study on children in care conducted by the University of New South Wales and Barnardos.

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Growing Up in Care: Resilience and care outcomes

December 2013

This chapter presents research into the pattern of outcomes achieved by children in out-of-home care in the spheres of family and social relationships, emotional and behavioural development and education. By Elizabeth Fernandez

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What intensity of service is needed to prevent children's entry to care?

November 2013

Addressing the pressures on early intervention and prevention services.

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When restoration fails: An analysis of ten years finding permanency for children through 'open adoption' in NSW

June 2012

Restoration cannot always be achieved for children who have suffered abuse and neglect, leaving some very damaged children to face life trapped in potentially unstable foster care.

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Are we adequately considering children's right to a family?

April 2012

The importance of open adoption to young people in long-term care.