Completed projects


The Brotherhood was a partner in this Australian Research Council–funded study led by Deborah Brennan and Jen Skattebol at the Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, to shed light on how local markets function in early childhood and care in Australia.

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The PACTS program, which helps parents to support their children's decision making and choices about career pathways and relevant training, was developed by the Brotherhood in 2003.

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This study examined the factors that affect the recruitment or retention of families in the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY). From 50 sites at the time of the study the program has expanded to be delivered by 60 providers at 100 sites across Australia.

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The Brotherhood, in partnership with Monash University, received funding from the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations to evaluate the national roll-out of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY).

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A smaller study of longer established Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) sites was undertaken with support from the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

Torres Strait Islander flag, an icon of a traditional headdress on blue, black and green stripes