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Knowledge and research are very limited around services and supports which promote successful reunifications. Furthermore, assessments of effectiveness generally use ‘rate of reunification’ as their primary outcome measure and do not monitor program impact after children have been returned.
This paper sets out a culturally-based practice framework for understanding and responding to child sexual abuse. The framework is designed to create and restore safety and healing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities.
This summary outlines the major issues identified in the ANROWS research relevant to children, the factors preventing effective service delivery and the policy and practice changes recommended by the researchers. It concludes with future research directions.
The 2018 National Homelessness Conference, presenting the theme ‘Ending homelessness together’, delivered a wealth of evidence and information on ways to understand, reduce and alleviate homelessness. Over 800 delegates and more than 80 speakers participated across two very full days, exploring the underlying drivers of...
The Victorian government acknowledges findings of historical abuse within state government institutions and the ongoing psychological and physical harm suffered by many survivors. The Victorian government is taking responsibility to ensure that these failures to protect children never happen again.
Recent research into the pressures on the out-of-home care (OOHC) system concluded that there was a limited amount of research driven by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community itself, which indicates that Indigenous voices are not being adequately captured. This silencing means that the...
This report provides an analysis and evaluation of a range of child protection practice frameworks, in terms of the way they respond to the values, principles and approach to working with children and families applicable to the continuum of child protection practice.
People in positions of authority at Puffing Billy and other Victorian railway groups protected the reputation of their organisations at the expense of children who were sexually abused, the Victorian Ombudsman has found.
In December 2017, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse final report made 409 recommendations. The Australian government is addressing each of these recommendations in partnership with state and territory governments.
There is an urgent need for culturally appropriate ways of assessing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kinship carers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children entering into out‐of‐home care in the Australian statutory child protection system.
Many Australian carers are grandparents caring for vulnerable relatives living out-of-home and they are not getting the support services they need, according to this research report by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
This report explores whether different groups of maltreaters can be identified based on their frequency of contact with child protection agencies. It also explores differences among individuals identified as responsible for harm across age, gender, Indigenous status, relationship with victim and harm type.
Like police, emergency services and youth justice, child protection is ‘frontline’ work that is highly complex and requires specialist skills—and frontline workers are considered to be at particular risk of developing mental health issues. This audit examines whether Victoria’s CPPs maintain good mental health and...
The Early Intervention Research Directorate (EIRD) held a Research Forum on 10 April 2018, where the External Expert Consortium of researchers shared their overarching key findings from child abuse/neglect prevention and early intervention research to date.
These research findings impact how individuals, organisations and...
Professor Leah Bromfield, Co-Director at the Australian Centre for Child Protection presented the findings from the EIRD Desktop Evaluations.
Associate Professor Alwin Chong, Director of the Positive Futures Research Collaboration at the University of South Australia, spoke about their role in providing cultural leadership across EIRD, which was badged as the Aboriginal Research Engagement and Communication Strategy.
This report recommends that the Australian government consult state and territory governments, non-government organisations and other relevant stakeholders, to develop and publicise a clear definition of cyberbullying that recognises the breadth and complexity of the issue.
Over the past twelve months, work has been underway across government and key sector representatives to progress the ambitious reforms recommended by the Royal Commission into Family Violence. The information in this document sets out some of the key achievements over the past year.
This paper outlines definitions of homelessness and estimates the number of young people who are homeless in Queensland.
This project is mapping inquiries into historical child abuse that have proliferated since the 1990s. Its aim is to develop a publicly available web resource containing information on inquiries across the globe.
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