Research into out-of-home care

The Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research (CHEEDR; formerly known as The Access and Achievement Research Unit) conducted internationally leading research in its report Out of care into university: Raising higher education access and achievement of care leavers [PDF 1.27MB]. This report is already being widely referenced in Australia and internationally, for example.

  • The Senate Community Affairs References Committee report into Out of Home Care;
  • The CREATE Foundation Position Paper on Education and Out-of-Home Care;
  • Research by Western Sydney University titled Children in Out of Home Care: Should we give them a Fair Go?;
  • The Causes of differences in student outcomes report to HEFCE by King’s College London, ARC Network and The University of Manchester.

The Centre continued its research into higher education outcomes for students from an out-of-home care background through a National Priorities Pool grant: 'Recruiting and supporting care leavers in Australian higher education' [PDF 1.44MB].