This project will examine the impact of having been in out-of-home care for the subsequent identities and life histories of successive generations of care leavers.
ARC Linkage Grant
The project is developed in close collaboration with the Industry Partner, MacKillop Family Services.
While focused on Catholic institutions in Victoria, it will provide more general insights into the role of the church-based children’s homes. Based on archival and oral history methods, it will also be an opportunity for those who experienced care to tell the story of life after leaving care.
Key RMIT researchers: Suellen Murray, John Murphy
Industry partner: MacKillop Family Services