Child Protection

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29 March 2017

This ANROWS project concentrated on how specialist domestic and family violence services listen to Aboriginal women - what they see and hear, what they have learnt, and how they apply this in practice.

16 March 2017

During 2015 - 16, 162,175 (30.2 per 1,000) Australian children received child protection services (investigation, care and protection order and/or were in out-of-home care), and children from geographically remote areas were more likely to be affected.

1 March 2017

This issue of the Research to Practice Series explores what works to help people make the choice to become a foster carers, and the strategies that can assist in supporting and retaining carers for out-of-home care.

20 February 2017

This Royal Commission report outlines the findings from a comprehensive survey of Catholic Church authorities in Australia, to gather data about the extent of claims of child sexual abuse made against Catholic Church personnel.

15 February 2017

This study examines the recorded family violence incidents and non-family violence offences for a cohort of family violence perpetrators over a five year period from 2012 to 2016.

14 February 2017

This ninth Closing the Gap report showcases real successes being achieved at a local level across the country, and outlines how we, as a nation, are meeting our responsibilities in improving outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

31 January 2017

This report, by Tasmanian Commissioner for Children and Young People, Mark Morrissey, presents a number of observations, facts and findings that will further contribute to efforts to improve outcomes for children and young people in out of home care.

5 January 2017

Examines data relating to a sample of offenders convicted of online child sexual exploitation offences under Australian Commonwealth law.

Journal Articles

14 March 2017

Compromised quality of caregiving is found in high-risk, substance-misusing mothers, emphasising the importance of early intervention that draws from attachment-based interventions.

1 January 2017

This review found that there is reasonable evidence to support the idea that Multi-Disciplinary teams are effective in improving criminal justice and mental health responses compared to standard agency practices.

15 December 2016

Themes from this research affirm the importance of ensuring children's participation in child protection practice.