This report presents a snapshot of the academic performance of children on guardianship/custody orders from 2003 to 2006, and changes in their performance over this period. This concludes a two-stage pilot study, the first of its kind in Australia. A considerable proportion of children on guardianship/custody orders are not meeting the national benchmarks for reading and numeracy (ranging from 4% to 68% across states and years), and Indigenous children within this group are particularly disadvantaged.
ISSN 1320-081X; ISBN 978-1-74249-069-4; Cat. no. CWS 37; 78pp.; $25.00
AIHW 2011. Educational outcomes of children on guardianship or custody orders: a pilot study, Stage 2. Child welfare series no. 49. Cat. no. CWS 37. Canberra: AIHW.