Information for participants
Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study collects first-hand accounts about the development and well-being of children from 9 months of age.
General information for all participants
The data collection to date includes six rounds of face-to-face interviews with caregivers, activities with children over three years of age and a short interview with children and young people over seven years of age. Birth parents and adoptive parents are invited to take part in the interviews if the child(ren) is restored or adopted during the study.
The NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) researchers contact every caregiver to seek their permission to securely transfer their contact details to Ipsos/I-view (an independent data collection agency that specialises in social research data collection, www.ipsos.com.au) and this is referred to as an 'opt-in' recruitment process.
The interviews are conducted by trained interviewers from Ipsos/I-view. The interviews are crucial to the study where detailed information is collected on the characteristics, needs, experiences and outcomes of the children.
Information about the study is available to participants:
- children and young people
- childcare and school teachers
If you are part of this Study, please let the researchers at DCJ or Ipsos/I-view know if you change your address or phone number so we can keep in contact with you.