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.
For more detailed information about the study:
- watch the Study video
- read the brochure
- read the letter of support from AbSec for Aboriginal participants
- refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.
Caregivers including foster carers, relative or kinship carers, residential care workers and adoptive parents of children and young people aged 9 months to 17 years will be invited to complete a face-to-face interview at 18-24-month intervals during the study.
If you agree to take part in the study, you will receive a brochure and consent form before each interview. If you have children or young people older than seven years taking part in the study, you will be given information about the questions asked during their interview. See the questions given to 7–11 year olds and 12–17 year olds.
The longitudinal study is currently conducting the 5th round of interviews.
As part of this study we collected the teacher's view of how your child was progressing at school during the 2nd to 4th round of interviews if the caregiver gave written consent for the teacher survey.
- Information statement and consent form for carer - to take part in the interview
- Questions asked of children aged 7-11 years old
- Questions asked of children aged 12-17 years old
- Questions asked of child care workers and teachers
- Raising Them Strong
Information for Aboriginal carers.
- POCLS Useful Contacts
List of useful community and government organisations for people in the study
Where can you get support
My Forever Family NSW: Provides all foster, kinship and relative carers across NSW access.
Phone: 1300 782 975
Aboriginal Statewide Foster Care Support Service (ASFCSS): Provides telephone advice for kinship, relative and foster carers of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care.
FACS Insights, Analysis and Research who are leading the study:
I-view who are conducting the interviews:
Web page: www.iview.com.au