Taking a long view in child welfare: How can we evaluate intervention and child wellbeing over time?

Janice Mcghee (Lead / Corresponding author), Fiona Mitchell, Brigid Daniel, Julie Taylor

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    Abstract

    This paper synthesises ideas generated from an international knowledge exchange seminar series to explore the potential and pitfalls in utilising routine administrative data and survey data for longitudinal research about children involved in public child welfare services. Methodological, technical and ethical issues are explored, including the challenges in capturing the nature, focus and intensity of intervention. It is suggested that assessing child wellbeing across a range of dimensions in the short, medium and long term may provide a better conceptual basis for research than defining specific outcomes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)95-106
    Number of pages12
    JournalChild Abuse Review
    Volume24
    Issue number2
    Early online date10 Jun 2013
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

    Keywords

    • Child maltreatment
    • Child protection
    • Data linkage
    • Longitudinal research

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