School Support for Students Suspected to be Experiencing Domestic and Family Violence
In 2019-2020, Queensland’s Child Protective Services substantiated 7,022 reports of children who had experienced or were at risk of experiencing significant harm. As school staff work with children daily, they are uniquely placed to recognise and support students in this situation. This project will explore how staff in three Queensland state schools make decisions in providing support for students suspected to be experiencing domestic and family violence and will generate new knowledge about the types of support provided in Queensland state schools for these students. A case study methodology will be implemented using interviews and document analysis to collect data. Inductive thematic analysis will be used, and results will be triangulated to identify common patterns and themes among the cases.