RESEARCH UTILISATION IN CHILD PROTECTION POLICY: UNDERSTANDING AND CONCEPTUALISING THE ROLE OF RESEARCH IN SOCIAL POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Grant number: DP0877833 | Funding period: 2009 - 2009

Completed

Abstract

The findings of this project will have significant benefits for vulnerable children and families by enhancing the capacity for research-informed policy in child protection. In this way, the project will also have significant flow-on economic benefits for Local, State and Federal Governments by decreasing the social and economic costs associated with child abuse and neglect. Research funding will have a greater impact by the increased understanding this study will provide about how research can be more effectively used in policy.