Steven Roche



Research Associate

Institute of Child Protection Studies

BA (Hons), ANU; BSW, ACU; MSocPol, Melb
Phone: (03) 9230 8101
Email: steven.roche@acu.edu.au

Research Interests

  • Homelessness
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Social theory
  • Children and young people in out-of-home care
  • Child protection policy

Biography

Steven has been a social worker since 2009, and commenced with ICPS in November 2013. His social work background extends across the mental health, alcohol and other drug, and homelessness sectors in both outreach and residential settings, as well as at a community organisation in the Philippines.

Since working at the ICPS, Steven has worked on a range of research projects investigating children’s safety in institutions and in residential care, the post-settlement experiences of children and their families from a refugee background, experiences of homelessness, as well as policy and practice in the out-of-home care sector. Steven completed a Master of Social Policy from the University of Melbourne in 2016.

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Roche, S. (2017). Child protection and maltreatment in the Philippines: A systematic review of the literature. Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, 4(1), 104-128.

Roche, S., & Noble-Carr, D. (2017). Agency and its Constraints among Biological Children of Foster Carers. Australian Social Work, 70(1), 66-77.

Roche, S. (2015). The Salvaging of Identities among Homeless Men: Reflections for Social Work. Australian Social Work, 68(2), 228-243.

Research Reports

Moore, T., McArthur., M., Heerde, J., Roche, S., & O'Leary, P. (2016). Our safety counts: Children and young people's perceptions of safety and institutional responses to their safety concerns. Melbourne: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University.

Moore, T., McArthur, M., Roche, S., Death, J., & Tilbury, C. (2016). Safe and sound: Exploring the safety of young people in residential care. Melbourne: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University. Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Sydney.

Saunders, V., Roche, S., McArthur, M., Arney, F., & Ziaian, T. (2015). Refugee Communities Intercultural Dialogue: Building Relationships, Building Communities. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Practice-Based Publications

Moore, T., McArthur, M., Roche, S., Heerde, J., & Barry, E. (2016). Our Safety Counts: Key findings from the Australian Survey of Kids and Young People - Perceptions of interpersonal safety and characteristics of safe institutions. Research to Practice Series: Issue 13. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University.

Moore, T., McArthur, M., Roche, S., Heerde, J., & Barry, E. (2016). Our Safety Counts: Key findings from the Australian Survey of Kids and Young People - help-seeking and institutional responses to safety concerns. Research to Practice Series: Issue 14. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University.