Starting a future that means something to you

The longitudinal study of Education First Youth Foyers reveals sustained benefits.

Improving health of older aged care workers

This study of older workers points to policy and practice changes to ensure quality aged care and to support the workers’ health.

Brotherhood Update March 2020

Read about our COVID-19 response, cross-cultural children's services, lived experience in research, reducing NZ child poverty and more, in our latest enewsletter.

About the Research & Policy Centre

Learn about the centre and our team, access our research and discover our research and policy events.

Getting to work

What factors influence young adults' access to sustainable work? Read about our Life Chances Study participants.


Our publications document Brotherhood research and policy analysis, share learning from evaluations of our services, and keep our supporters informed about our work.


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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.

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