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Leah Bromfield

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0000-0002-4263-5878
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University of South Australia
UniSA Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences
Australian Centre for Child Protection (UniSA)

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Journal article

01 Sep 2010

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The results of various studies estimating the extent and prevalence of child maltreatment including child abuse and neglect in Australia are discussed. Four methodological issues that have a particularly strong influence on prevalence estimates are highlighted....

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Research report

22 Jul 2010

This resource examines expenditure related to child abuse and neglect that is made by departments responsible for child protection services in Australia.

According to the Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services (Steering Committee for the Review of Government...

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Research report

22 Jul 2010

This resource presents and discusses a snapshot of data describing the rates of involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in child protection and out of home care.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are over-represented in child protection and...

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Journal article

27 May 2010

Governments across Australia are struggling to address escalating child protection notifications, a marked increase in the number of children in State care, a decrease in the number of foster carers and chronic workforce shortages in child welfare services. This paper explores the reform process...

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Research report

22 Apr 2010

The purpose of this Resource Sheet is to summarise the state of our knowledge about the prevalence of child abuse and neglect.

It provides an overview of Australian studies that have estimated the prevalence of the different forms of child maltreatment (i.e., physical abuse...

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Briefing paper

04 Dec 2009

A high proportion of families with a parent with an intellectual disability will come to the attention of child protection and support agencies due to allegations that a child has been or is at risk of abuse or neglect. However, prejudice and lack of understanding have contributed to these...

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Research report

16 Dec 2008

The Australian Institute of Family Studies was contracted by the National Child Protection and Support Services (NCPASS) Data Group to undertake the Review of Data Comparability Project. The aims of the Project were to:

• Examine the rates of total notifications, investigations and...

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Research report

07 Aug 2008

The purpose of the National Approach for Child Protection Project is to provide high-level descriptions of key processes and approaches to the delivery of child protection services across Australia. Statutory child protection is the responsibility of State and Territory Governments; however,...

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Research report

08 Jul 2008

Increasingly in the child protection sector, governments and leaders in the field are talking about the need for "evidence-based" or "evidence-informed" policy and practice. But what does this mean; and how relevant is "evidence-based" policy and practice to those professionals at the coal-face...

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Research report

03 Feb 2008

In Australia and internationally, while the need for foster carers has been rising, there have been decreasing numbers of individuals willing to foster. This has been attributed to the greater participation of women in the workforce, the inadequacy of remuneration provided to carers, increasing...

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