It matters to us that our work makes a difference. We do lots of things to try and make sure this happens:

– We do our work with lots of other community and government organisations.

– We involve young people with disability in all the parts of our research.

– When our research is finished, we try to make sure that lots of people find out what is important to children and young people. To do this, we do a lot of talks, write reports and papers, and talk to people who can make life better for children and young people.

Some of the recent research we have done includes:

– Work about what safety means for children and young people with high support needs. This research was for the Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. You can read the report here.

– Research with students with disability and people who support them about being safe in and around school. This research was for the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW. You can find the report and some resources for students, families and educators here.

– Research with young children and their families about what helps build a sense of belonging in local communities. This project was with the Northern Rivers Social Development Council. You can read a journal article about it here. The research grew into a change project called Everybody Belongs. You can read about it here.

– Issues papers for our regular partners Children and Young People with Disability Australia about: 
Abuse and neglect of children with disability. You can read more about it here.
Belonging and connection for school students with disability. You can read more about it here.
Strengthening participation in advocacy of children young people with disability. You can read more about it here.