Research and evaluation

We carry out high quality research on important social issues and evaluate the programs we deliver. This helps us identify what's working well and where there are gaps, so we can continually improve what we do, use the evidence to contribute to public debates about important issues and influence social change. You can search for our research and evaluation reports below. If you can't find what you're looking for, contact us.

  • Dec 2009

    Framework of practice for implementing a kinship care program

    Report on a framework of practice for implementing a kinship care program within The Benevolent Society. Prepared by the Social Policy Research Centre.

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  • Dec 2009

    Supporting kinship care - snapshot

    Key findings of research on how to best support kinship carers who look after children and young people who cannot live with their birth parents.

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  • Nov 2009

    Communities for Children evaluation - snapshot

    Key findings of the evaluation of The Benevolent Society’s Communities for Children (C4C) programs.

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  • Nov 2009

    Communities for Children evaluation - full report

    Results of an evaluation of The Benevolent Society’s Communities for Children (C4C) programs.

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  • Oct 2009

    Volunteer Home Visiting evaluation - full report

    Results of an evaluation of The Benevolent Society’s Volunteer Home Visiting program, which provides practical and social support to vulnerable families with young children.

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  • Oct 2009

    Volunteer Home Visiting evaluation - snapshot

    Key findings of an evaluation of The Benevolent Society’s Volunteer Home Visiting program, which provides practical and social support to vulnerable families with young children.

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  • Oct 2009

    Families on the fringe: promoting social inclusion - snapshot

    Key findings of a study that examined what motivates young families to relocate from major cities to non-metropolitan areas and the impact this has.

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  • Jul 2009

    Families on the fringe: promoting social inclusion - full report

    Findings of a study that examined what motivates young families to relocate from major cities to non-metropolitan areas and the impact this has.

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  • Jul 2009

    Moving forward: women's journeys after leaving an abusive relationship - snapshot

    Key findings of a qualitative research project undertaken with women who have left a domestic violence relationship, and staff who work with them.

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  • Jul 2009

    Moving forward: women's journeys after leaving an abusive relationship - full report

    Findings of a qualitative research project undertaken with women who have left a domestic violence relationship, and staff who work with them.

    Download PDF - 1.37 MB