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General information for all participants

The data collection includes at least five 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 Family and Community Services researchers contact every caregiver to seek their permission to securely transfer their contact details to I-view (an independent data collection agency that specialises in social research data collection) and this is referred to as an 'opt-in' recruitment process.

The interviews are conducted by trained interviewers from 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
  • carers
  • parents
  • caseworkers
  • childcare and school teachers

If you are part of this Study, please let the researchers at FACS or I-view know if you change your address or phone number so we can keep in contact with you.

Contact us


FACS Insights, Analysis and Research who are leading the study:
Phone: 1800-997-960
Email: Pathways@facs.nsw.gov.au

I-view who are conducting the interviews:
Web page: www.iview.com.au
Phone: 1800-105-088

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