Dr Tim Moore, Debbie Noble-Carr, Prof Morag McArthur
ACT Community Services Directorate
This research proposal aimed to fill an important gap in our understanding of children's experience of homelessness. Previously researchers have relied almost exclusively on adults when collecting data about children's thoughts, feelings and experiences. Interviewing children, however, provides an opportunity to gain insights on the issues affecting their lives.
This project aimed to explore the following questions:
What are the experiences of homelessness from the child's perspective, including their school experience?
What are the impacts of homelessness on children's social and emotional development?
What is the relationship between homelessness and child protection services?
What are the service and policy implications of these experiences?