Service use of children in out-of-home care over time

Stream: Special Session: Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS)
Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Time: 2.55 pm – 4.35 pm


This paper will present results from the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS) first three waves of data collected over a five year period. The paper will examine how different sub populations (Aboriginal, CALD, rural, urban and those in kinship and foster care) use services as they progress through the care system. The presentation will particularly focus on the role of caseworkers, including children and carers’ contact with caseworkers over time, how contact is associated with use of health and other support services, and with children and carers’ wellbeing in the first five years in out-of-home care.


Ilan Katz (Presenter), Social Policy Research Centre
Professor Ilan Katz
Social Policy Research Centre, University of NSW, Sydney
Ilan has a PhD from Brunel University London. Ilan joined the Social Policy Research Centre in January 2005, becoming Director in July 2007-2011. After graduating in South Africa he started his career as a social worker in the UK. His research interests include evidence based policy, evaluation of complex programs, child protection, parenting youth justice, disability and mental health, early intervention and prevention, social inclusion, Indigenous social policy and multiculturalism.