Evaluation of Clearinghouses


Paul Chesterton, Kate Butler, Prof Morag McArthur

Funding Source:

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs


This evaluation focused on six clearinghouses with an emphasis on the overall operation of the clearinghouses. Key elements of the evaluation included the clearinghouses' circumstances, functions, links, design, processes, outcomes, performance measures, and interaction with FaHCSIA. Other clearinghouses and means of transferring knowledge and disseminating information was examined to inform consideration of good practice and of alternatives. The evaluation was undertaken within the context of the information needs of the various target populations.


Chesterton, P., & Butler, B. (2009). Evaluation of FaHCSIA Funded Clearinghouses. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.