About our research and services

ICPS provides a range of services, including small and large-scale research projects, designing research methodologies for partners, developing evaluation frameworks, providing consultancy support, and delivering training and professional development opportunities.

More background information about our work is provided below. If you would like more information, or are interested in collaborating with ICPS, please contact us on (02) 6209 1228.
Click here for more information about our current and previous research projects

Collaborative research

ICPS undertakes research in collaboration with other community and research-based organisations that are interested in inquiry into the care and protection and general well-being of children and young people. We have worked with a number of programs and organisations that develop innovative programs.

Project design

ICPS designs individual research methodologies for research partners. Qualitative and quantitative methodologies are employed. Research tasks may include: literature reviews; design and analysis of surveys; interviews with key stakeholders, including service users; facilitation of focus groups and workshops; and document analysis.

Evaluation research

A key activity of ICPS is to provide evaluation research services. For further information about the types of evaluations that ICPS staff have undertaken, see Current and Previous Work.

Training and professional development services

ICPS often provides training and professional development opportunities to a range of stakeholder groups, including those who support children, young people and families. ICPS staff have expertise in the following areas:

  • Action research
  • Collaborative practice
  • Research with children about sensitive issues
  • Evaluation - developing an evaluation framework: process and outcome evaluations, developing program logics, what constitutes evidence
  • Writing for publication.

ICPS regularly delivers training in the ACT and nationally on child-centred practice, and Response Ability Pathways (working with young people).