Finding their way home :children's experience of homelessness

Tim Moore
Debbie Noble-Carr
Morag McArthur
Institute of Child Protection Studies

Abstract

The aims and purpose of the research: The Institute of Child Protection Studies’ Children’s Experiences of Homelessness project was commissioned in 2006 by the ACT Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services in an attempt to answer the key research question: What does the system need to know about how children perceive and experience homelessness in order to achieve better outcomes for homeless families? Unlike previous studies, the project attempted to understand the unique perspectives of children who had accompanied their parents during periods of homelessness within the ACT...