Centre for Applied Research in Effective Services (CARES)

Research Overview

The aim of the Centre is to assist governmental and non-governmental agencies to use current best evidence to improve outcomes for service users. It specializes in evidence synthesis, program evaluation, outcomes monitoring, and longitudinal data analytics across a diverse range of social services that includes child welfare, education and criminal justice. It assists agencies across the sector to collect meaningful client data and develop analytic capacity in order to improve services.



  • Parenting Research Centre (PRC)
  • Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers