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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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December 2019 (PDF, 608 KB)

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November 2019 (PDF, 274 KB)

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Research report

Getting to work

By Dina Bowman, Malita Allan and Iris Levin, 2019

What are the impacts of advantage and disadvantage on young people’s transitions from education to regular or satisfactory employment?

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By Marion Coddou, Joseph Borlagdan and Shelley Mallett 2019

This report presents the outcomes from a longitudinal study of Education First Youth Foyers.

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By Lisa Conley, 2018

How can we support young people who have experienced a child protection or youth justice order to make a successful transition to adulthood?

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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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Submitted by the Brotherhood of St Laurence on behalf of the Transition to Work Community of Practice

August 2018 (PDF, 1.5 MB)

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By Malita Allan and Dina Bowman, 2018

Socioeconomic background shapes the opportunities of the participants in the Life Chances Study at age 24.

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Eric Dommers, George Myconos, Luke Swain, Stephanie Yung and Kira Clarke 2017

Published by NCVER

The vocational education and training sector must work to demystify VET pathways and better inform and support young early school leavers if it wants to engage them.

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By George Myconos. Kira Clarke and Kitty te Riele, 2016

How do private providers respond to the challenge of delivering training to a particular cohort of learners, 15 to 19-year-olds who have left school early?

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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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