The experiences and effects of family homelessness for children :a literature review

Debbie Noble-Carr
Institute of Child Protection Studies


This report examines the experience and effects of family homelessness for children. It is important to acknowledge that many children in Australia also become homeless outside of their family unit, usually as a result of a breakdown in family relationships. The plight of these children is extremely serious and worthy of examination. However, as this literature review was completed to inform the Institute of Child Protection Studies’ project, on children and parents’ experiences of homelessness in the ACT, the literature review was narrowed to an examination of the issues confronted by children within families experiencing homelessness...