McArthur, M., Thomson, L., Woodward, M., Barker, J., Layton, M. & Winkworth, G. (2011). Evaluation of the supporting children after separation program post separation cooperative parenting programs. 1-99. Australia: Australian Catholic University.
The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) commissioned the Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS) to carry out an evaluation of the Supporting Children After Separation Program (SCASP) and Post Separation Cooperative Parenting service (PSCP). In addition to providing evaluation of the programs themselves, it is hoped that this study will also make a contribution to more broadly based evaluation of FaHCSIA’s Family Support Program (FSP), under whose umbrella these services fall.
The evaluation aimed to ascertain the appropriateness and effectiveness of service models and the extent to which they achieve their intended objectives. It also assessed the extent to which the programs give priority to at risk, vulnerable and disadvantaged families and how they generally increase family access to services through more collaborative service arrangements. In general terms, it attempted to establish whether and how these service models are consistent with, and contribute to, the overarching goals and principles of the FSP.
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