Project Title:

Young parents and child protection: the intergenerational story

Research Area:

Improving child protection and its effects
Community-based Study

Chief Investigator:

Dr Catherine Chittleborough

Funding Amount:



The University of Adelaide


On 31st December 2018 there were 3,515 children in out of home care (OOHC) in South Australia. There is a widely acknowledged need to stem the flow of children entering OOHC. The potential for prevention is high. Our research has shown that while only 6% of all young parents had a child enter OOHC, 58% of all children in OOHC were born to a young parent. This project will investigate the intergenerational child protection experiences of young parents, to understand the prevention potential of breaking this cycle on risk of entering OOHC.

Start typing and press Enter to search