The Stress, the Strain, the Pain: The impact of school costs on families and the CISVic sector

Published May 2020

Extract: Many of our local centres have been inundated with requests for assistance with childrens' school expenses, espcially over the Christmas holiday period but also throughout the year. This has bcome the 'number one' advocacy issue for CISVic, to campaign for school costs to be more reasonable and affordable. To get a more accurate picture of this situation, a survey of people seeking assistance from member agencies who have dependent children, was carried out from November 2019 to February 2020. A staggering 84% of those families needed assistance due to school costs.

Snapshort report: The Stress, the Strain, the Pain