Beyond the Lens of Financial Vulnerability

Supporting Vulnerable Young People to Stay Engaged in Education
  • Anne Hampshire
  • Gillian Considine
Part of the Innovations and Controversies: Interrogating Educational Change book series (ICIE)


The Smith Family is a national charity whose mission is to create opportunities for young Australians in need, by providing long-term support for their participation in education. Established in 1922, over the last 15 years it has completely shifted its focus from providing welfare support and emergency relief, to improving the educational outcomes of disadvantaged children and young people.


Educational Outcome Personal Wellbeing Index Parental Engagement Life Student Advancement Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne Hampshire
    • 1
  • Gillian Considine
    • 2
  1. 1.The Smith FamilyAustralia
  2. 2.The Smith FamilyAustralia

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