Research and advocacy

Research and evidence-based practice underpins all our work.

It enables us to be innovative, responsive and relevant. It ensures we develop and deliver programs and support that respond effectively and efficiently to the needs of the disadvantaged children, young people, families and communities we help.

Research and evaluation helps us to measure the outcomes and assess the effectiveness of our support and programs. Evaluation and regular reporting also drive continual improvement across the organisation.

Our role in advocacy closely relates to the research we do and our work with children, young people, families and communities across Australia. Whether it’s a submission to government on education reform or a report about the impact of sporting and cultural opportunities on a child’s development, we actively advocate on behalf of disadvantaged children and young people to ensure that their voices are heard and their needs met.

We do research and advocacy

Working in partnership with the Community Council for Australia

The Smith Family is proud to partner with the Community Council for Australia and the Origin Foundation for the It Takes a Village campaign.

Education has the power to transform lives and the aim is to highlight the role everyone in the community can play in supporting young people throughout their schooling.

We all want Australian children to do well at school, and to be able to dream big about their futures.