UNSW’s School of Social Sciences engages with a wide cross-section of civil society including international and local non-government organisations, philanthropic foundations, community-based and grassroots organisations, and corresponding multilateral bodies.

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Barnardos Australia

Collaboration between Elizabeth Fernandez from UNSW’s School of Social Sciences and Barnardos Australia on ARC-funded research on outcomes for children in care has progressed to research commercialisation benefitting the child welfare sector nationally through initiatives such as the Practice Development Centre, the Looking After Children (LAC) project, and the Supporting Children and Responding to Families (SCARF) model.

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Ted Noffs Foundation

Academics from the UNSW School of Social Sciences are partnering with the Ted Noffs Foundation on a 2014-2017 ARC Linkage research project to examine the benefits of life management development for young people using alcohol and drugs who are caught up in the criminal justice system.

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UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees)

UNSW’s Centre for Refugee Research (CRR), located in the School of Social Sciences, has collaborated with UNHCR on research and advocacy initiatives for over a decade. This has led to significant improvements in protection for refugee women and girls at risk of sexual and gender-related violence. UNSW is one of the few international universities to have a MOU with UNHCR. In addition, staff and student interns are actively involved in UNHCR's Annual Consultations with NGOs in Geneva, and other high-level UNHCR meetings.

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UNICEF Vietnam

Richard Hugman from UNSW’s School of Social Sciences has worked closely with UNICEF Vietnam for over a decade to advise the Vietnam Government on the development of professional social work. These efforts were instrumental in the government’s decision in 2010 to formally establish social work as a profession, and the project continues to examine the implementation of social work services in Vietnam.c nisi leo, hendrerit vitae scelerisque sed, molestie congue justo.

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