FACS Analysis and Research

FACS Analysis and Research (FACSAR) conducts and supports analysis, research and evaluation across FACS. Our publications communicate key findings to a broad audience. They feature full reports and short summary documents. We also publish reports from our collaborative partnerships and commissioned work.

BRIEF

The prevalence of intergenerational links in child protection and out-of-home care in NSW


This FACSAR brief presents a summary of findings from an analysis of intergenerational child protection issues using currently available historical data from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) client information systems.

SNAPSHOT

Children and young people in out-of-home care in NSW: a summary of their views and experiences


This publication presents a summary of the results of two state-wide surveys conducted by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) in 2015 looking at the experiences of children and young people in OOHC.

REPORT

The views of NSW children and young people in out-of-home care: NSW results from the National Out-of-Home Care and NSW Residential Care Surveys


This publication presents an overview of the results of two state-wide surveys conducted by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) in 2015 looking at the experiences of children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC) – the [NSW] National OOHC Survey and the NSW Residential Care Survey.

BRIEF

Mobile Child Protection Unit: Early analysis of a new approach to child protection


This publication provides an overview of the findings of an analysis of the performance of the Western NSW Mobile Child Protection Unit (MCPU) in its first year of establishment.

SNAPSHOT

Working together to support children and families: Key findings from the Practice First evaluation


An overview of the key findings of the evaluation of Practice First, a child protection service delivery model.

REPORT

Practice First Evaluation Report


Full report of the evaluation of Practice First by the Parenting Research Centre, University of Melbourne and Social Policy Research Centre. Practice First is a child protection service delivery model designed to improve systems, practices and culture relating to assessment, decision-making and support of children reported at risk of significant harm.
Practice First Evaluation Report (full report)
Executive Summary 

EVIDENCE TO ACTION NOTE

Birth family contact for children and young people in out-of-home care
What does the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study tell us?


This publication outlines key findings relating to birth family contact for children and young people in the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study. Links to current best practice and resources are included.

EVIDENCE TO ACTION NOTE

The importance of casework when establishing and supporting out-of-home care placements
What does the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study tell us?


This publication outlines key findings relating to the provision of casework support to children and young people in the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study. Links to current best practice and resources are included.

EVIDENCE TO ACTION NOTE

Carer parenting practices and children’s relationships with their carer’s family
What does the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study tell us?


This publication outlines key findings relating to carer parenting practices and the relationships between children, carers and their carer families, for children and young people in the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study. Links to current best practice and resources are included.

EVIDENCE TO ACTION NOTE

The early learning and childcare experiences of children in out-of-home care
What does the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study tell us?


This publication outlines key findings relating to the childcare and early learning experiences of young children in the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study. Links to current best practice and resources are included.

SNAPSHOT

What is an evidence-based program?


An overview of some common definitions and classifications of evidence-based programs, drawn from international literature.

REPORT

Measuring social housing outcomes: desktop review of evidence


Describes the development of an outcomes framework for social housing, with summaries of academic publications.

Find more analysis and research resources and publications

  • Community Services Research Centre: for research, evaluation and statistical reports relating to children and families.
  • Pathways of Care is a representative longitudinal study of children and young people aged 0–17 years in out-of-home care (OOHC) in NSW on a Children’s Court order under the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998.
  • The Rent and Sales Report is the sole authoritative source of data on NSW rent movements. It is published quarterly within two months of the end of the quarter.
  • FACS Statistics dashboards present data for all our services.

Contact us

FACS Analysis and Research
Email: facsar@facs.nsw.gov.au