Child Protection

Research

19 April 2017

Nearly 6,500 women and girls were hospitalised due to assault in Australia in 2013–14, with the violence usually perpetrated by a partner or spouse, according to new analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

19 April 2017

This practitioner resource provides practical guidance for involving children in child-safe organisations, based on what children and young people have said themselves.

10 April 2017

This report assesses the efficacy of oversight bodies in protecting children from sexual abuse, focusing on institutional contexts. To fulfil the aims of the study as stated by the Royal Commission, this report covers narrow efficacy and broad efficacy.

31 March 2017

The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory delivered this interim report to the Commonwealth and Northern Territory Governments on 31 March 2017.

29 March 2017

Examines 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.