Emerging Minds response to Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness: March 2020
Emerging Minds, Australia, March 2020
Children living in families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness, are also at an increased risk of mental health difficulties.
Within the homelessness sector, the visibility of children seems to be limited, despite efforts to capture their presence in the data. Sadly, it seems that the category of overcrowding, where children are most prominent (Parkinson et al, 2019), fails to be acknowledged as a homelessness issue within this Inquiry.
See further information about the inquiry here.