All publications


  • Tregeagle, S. (2010). Harnessing Information and Communication Technology in Child Welfare: The redevelopment of the Looking After Children and family support case management. Lambert Academic Publishing.

Book chapters

  • Tregeagle, S. (2018). Out-of-home care: Prevention and placement strategies. In S. Rice, A. Day & L. Briskman (Ed.), Social work in the shadow of the law (5th ed.,), Leichhardt: Federation Press.
  • Tregeagle, S. and L. Voigt. (2014). Out of Home Care: The ongoing challenge for legal and social systems to affect children's welfare. In , The Shadow of the Law (4th ed., pp. 288–304), Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Fernandez, E., Morwitzer, J., Cheers, D., and S. Tregeagle. (2011). Guided Practice in Australia: Research, Implementation, and Child and Family Perspectives on Looking After Children and the Assessment Framework. In Kathleen Kufeldt and Brad McKenzie (Eds.), Connecting Research, Policy and Practice Child Welfare (pp. 487–500), Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier Press.
  • Tregeagle, S. and L. Voigt. (2009). Out of Home Care: Addressing the Support Needs of Vulnerable Children. In Swain, P. and S. Rice (Eds.), In the Shadow of the Law (3rd ed., pp. 177–191), Sydney: The Federation Press.

Journal articles

  • Tregeagle, S., Moggach, L., Trivedi, H. & Ward, H. (2019). Previous life experiences and the vulnerability of children adopted from out-of-home care: The impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and child welfare decision-making. Children and Youth Services Review, 96, 55–63. DOI:10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.11.028
  • Luu, B., de Rosnay, M., Wright, A., & Tregeagle, S. (2018). Identity formation in children and young people in open adoptions from out-of-home-care in New South Wales, Australia. Adoption Quarterly, 21(2), 120–139. DOI:10.1080/10926755.2018.1468371
  • Tregeagle, S. (2017). Weighing up the evidence and local experience of residential care. Children Australia, 42(4), 240–247. DOI:10.1017/cha.2017.36
  • Tregeagle, S. (2016). Barnardos Australia. International Journal of Birth and Parent Education, 3(2), 37–38.
  • Grace, R., Bowes, J., McKay-Tempest, J., Burnstein, J., & Tregeagle, S. (2016). Early parenting education to strengthen Aboriginal parents in a remote area: The development and piloting of a group programme. Children Australia, 41(4), 249–257. DOI:10.1017/cha.2016.30
  • Tracey, D., Craven, R., Yeung, A., Tregeagle, S., Burnstein, J. & Stanley, H. . (2016). A place to learn: Cultivating engaging learning environments for young rural Aboriginal Australians. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 20(6), 641–658. DOI:10.1080/13603116.2015.1102341
  • Tregeagle, S. & Cheers, D. (2016). Searching for truths in the debate about adoption from care (book review). Children Australia. DOI:10.1017/cha.2016.14
  • Tregeagle, S. (2016). Heads in the cloud: An example of practice-based information and communication technology in child welfare. Journal of Technology in Human Services , 34(2), 224–239. DOI:10.1080/15228835.2016.1177479
  • Tregeagle, S., Moggach, L., Cox, E. and L. Voigt. (2014). A pathway from long term care to adoption: Findings on an Australian permanency program. British Association of Adoption and Fostering , 38(2), 115–130.
  • Tregeagle, S., and L. Voigt. (2014). Overcoming the pain of never belonging: The case for open adoption for severely abused and neglected children. Australian Journal of Adoption (online) , 8(1), 1–15.
  • Tregeagle, S. and E. Johnstone. (2013). Participation of children and young people in decision making in out of home care . Developing Practice, 36(Spring), 83–92.
  • Tregeagle, S., Moggach, L., and E. Cox. (2013). When restoration fails: An analysis of ten years findings on permanency for children through open adoption in NSW . Developing Practice, 35(Winter), 4–13.
  • Tregeagle, S. and L. Voigt. (2012). What intensity of service is needed to prevent children's entry to care: Addressing the pressures on early intervention and prevention services. Developing Practice, 34, 31–42.
  • Tregeagle, S., Cox, E., and L. Moggach. (2012). Are we adequately considering children's rights to a family? The importance of open adoption to young people in long term care. Developing Practice, 31, 64–69.
  • Forbes, C., C. O'Neill, et al. (2011). Foster care and adoption: Carer/parent hours over and above ordinary parenting. Children Australia, 36(2), 56–65.
  • Tregeagle, S. (2011). A challenge to child welfare professionals: Using communication technologies with children and young people. CW360, Spring, 24–25.
  • Tregeagle, S. and R. Hamill. (2011). Can stability in out of home care be improved? An analysis of unplanned and planned placement changes in foster care. Children Australia, 36(2), 74–80.
  • Tregeagle, S., L. Cox, et al. (2011). Worker time and the cost of stability. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 1149–1158.
  • O'Neill, C., S. Tregeagle, et al. (2011). Research Report Summary: The cost of support for stable foster care and adoption placements. Developing Practice, 28, 28–57.
  • Tregeagle, S. (2010). Participation in Child Welfare Services Through Information and Communication Technologies. International Journal Information and Communication Technology in Human Development, 2, 17–33.
  • Tregeagle, S. (2010). Red Tape or Gold Standard? Australia service users' experiences of child welfare case management. Australian Journal of Social Work, 63(3), 299–314.
  • Tregeagle, S. and M. Darcy. (2009). Child Welfare and Information and Communication Technology: Today's Challenge. British Journal of social Work.
  • Tregeagle, S. and J. Mason. (2008). Service user experience of participation in child welfare case management. Child & Family Social Work, 13(4), 391–401.