Samantha Parkinson






Journal article

31 Aug 2017

Drawing on research commissioned by the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, this article presents a rapid review of available evidence on the impacts of institutional abuse on survivors.

Research report

1 Jun 2017

This report provides an overview of the key concepts in defining neglect and a systematic review of reviews investigating the common risk factors for neglect.

Research report

15 Sep 2016

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) is inquiring into how institutions have engaged with and responded to allegations and instances of institutional child sexual abuse. Key to this inquiry is the need to generate an understanding of the...

Research report

6 Jul 2016

The recent coroner’s inquest into the death of Chloe Valentine outlined a number of recommendations for improvement of South Australia’s child protection system to prevent any future deaths resulting from child abuse or neglect. One such recommendation related to income management as a child protection...

Research report

6 Jul 2016

In 2015, the Australian Centre for Child Protection was funded by the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission to conduct a review of the implementation of recommendations made by previous independent child protection inquiries that have been conducted in South Australia. To date, four independent child...

Research report

27 Aug 2015


The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle ("the Principle") was developed in recognition of the devastating effects of forced separation of Indigenous children from families, communities and culture. The Principle exists in legislation and policy in all Australian jurisdictions, and...


27 Feb 2015

In 2010, the then Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (now the Department of Social Services) funded the Australian Centre for Child Protection (ACCP) to develop and deliver Protecting and Nurturing Children: Building Capacity Building Bridges (BCBB) over three years as an...

Journal article

16 Sep 2013

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) develop when unborn children are exposed to alcohol prenatally. As a result of this exposure, children with FASD exhibit a range of social, behavioural, cognitive and even physical deficits that can impede their life-long development. These deficits can be influenced...

Journal article

15 Sep 2013


Obtaining reliable estimates of the extent of child maltreatment in the community is a problem for researchers. Young people are highly desirable participants, albeit difficult to contact, for maltreatment research. Common methods for recruiting representative community samples of young people include classroom...

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