Bachelor of Social Work: Websites

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Australian Association of Social Workers

The national association for Australian professional social workers. 

Australian Institute of Family Studies
Australian Government statutory agency in the portfolio of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. Its role is to conduct research and communicate findings that affect family wellbeing to policy makers, service providers and the broader community.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The AIHW is a statutory body responsible for providing information and statistics on Australia’s health and welfare. Statistics and data developed by the AIHW are used extensively to inform discussion and policy decisions on health and community services.

Australian Policy Online

APO is a research database and alert service providing free access to full-text research reports and papers, statistics and other resources related to public policy development and implementation, primarily in  Australia and  New Zealand.

Social Care Online
UK database of information on social work and social care. Includes UK legislation, government documents, practice and guidance, systematic reviews, research briefings and journal articles.

            Click on one of their categories at the top of the screen, e.g. ‘Families and Children’ or ‘Communities and Vulnerable People’. Then click                                            on ‘Publications & Articles’ on the left-hand menu.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is an Internet resource provided by Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. Its aim is to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies 

'AIATSIS is a world-renowned research, collections and publishing organisation, promoting knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, traditions, languages and stories, past and present'.

'The site shares news and events as well as stories from individuals, communities and organisations across Australia. They are real stories about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the challenges and opportunities facing them, and the successes and achievements being demonstrated every day'.

National Centre of Indigenous Studies

'A leading academic institute for interdisciplinary research in fields that are of relevance to Indigenous Australians'.

Reconciliation Australia

'Promotes a continuing national focus for reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians'.

Community Profiles - Census (ABS)

Community Profiles provide Census data for a selected geographical area.

Video credit: ABSstatistics, Community Profiles (2017)

Evaluating Internet Information

How to critically evaluate websites for credible information? 

Please view the Evaluating Information libguide.