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

See also journal articles and contributions to books by Brotherhood researchers.

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By Marion Coddou and Joseph Borlagdan, 2018

The Certificate I in Developing Independence addresses gaps in out-of-home care by offering both an approach and a structure for engaging young people in education and future planning based on their aspirations.

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By Danielle Thornton, David Bryant and Shelley Mallett, 2018

Government and community-sector agencies have an equal stake in producing better social services. There is new interest in effective collaboration and pooling of complementary expertise.

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November 2017 (PDF, 130 KB)

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By Aaron Hart, Joseph Borlagdan and Shelley Mallett, 2017

This study examined stage 1 of a pilot program to help prepare young people in out-of-home care to navigate the transitions to an independent young adulthood.

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February 2017 (PDF, 220 KB)

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October 2016 (PDF, 518 KB)

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August 2016 (PDF, 683 KB)

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August 2016 (PDF, 110 KB)

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August 2016 (PDF, 214 KB)

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June 2016 (PDF, 157 KB)

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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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