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25 Sep 2017

The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory has published Voices: What children have told us – child protection .

In order to inquire into, and make recommendations about, the child protection systems in the NT, we wanted to hear...

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07 Sep 2017

On 21 September 2016, the Director-General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, on behalf of the Premier, asked the Principal Commissioner, Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) to ‘undertake a whole of system review of the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening)...

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07 Sep 2017

This review was undertaken because of the tragic death of Tiahleigh Palmer, a child in foster care, and the subsequent arrest of her foster carers and their adult children.

In the same week police arrested Tiahleigh’s foster carer, they also arrested a Far North Queensland foster carer...

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Fact sheet

30 Aug 2017

Each year NAPCAN coordinates National Child Protection Week to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, and spread the message that “Protecting children is everyone’s business”. NAPCAN’s campaign aims to provide communities and...

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16 Aug 2017

This report presents findings from ten forums conducted between March and May 2017 to promote understanding about the National Framework and to seek views on ways to further improve child safety and wellbeing in Australia. The forums involved 404 participants from government, nongovernment and...

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14 Aug 2017

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released these 85 recommendations aimed at reforming the Australian criminal justice system, in order to provide a fairer response to victims of institutional child sexual abuse.

This report recommends a sweep of...

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Briefing paper

10 Aug 2017

Intergenerational patterns of child abuse and neglect are complex. Although most children who experience maltreatment do not go on to abuse or neglect their own children, studies have consistently found they are more likely to have children who are abused or neglected than children who were born...

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Other text

09 Aug 2017

This paper provides information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children involved in child protection and out-of-home care, and is based on the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Child Protection data 2015-16 (AIHW 2017a; 2017b).

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Report

07 Aug 2017

This report presents an overview of the results of two state-wide surveys conducted by NSW Family and Community Services (FACS) in 2015 looking at the experiences of children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC) – the [NSW] National OOHC Survey and the NSW Residential Care Survey. The...

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Briefing paper

07 Aug 2017

This snapshot presents a summary of the results of two state-wide surveys conducted by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) in 2015 – the [NSW] National Out-of-Home Care Survey and the NSW Residential Care Survey. The surveys asked children and young people about their...

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Briefing paper

07 Aug 2017

This brief presents the findings of an analysis of the performance of the Western NSW Mobile Child Protection Unit (MCPU) in its first year of establishment. The MCPU was created to address the need for more reliable and consistent child protection responses in remote parts of NSW. The analysis...

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Research report

15 Jul 2017

This report draws on a number of publications resulting from a project looking at effective cross-agency responses to severe abuse. This includes two published systematic searches of the literature (Herbert & Bromfield, 2016b, 2017a), a national survey of directors of Child Advocacy Centres...

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28 Jun 2017

The Palaszczuk Government is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of young people in Queensland youth detention centres. Equally, any allegations of mistreatment of young people must be thoroughly and appropriately investigated.

The government welcomes the report of the...

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Guide

10 Jun 2017

This resource is primarily designed to support good practice learning and reflection for workers providing intensive or targeted family support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families with multiple and complex needs. There are many different models of intensive support...

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Briefing paper

05 May 2017

Worldwide, child protection systems face a range of challenges to quality service delivery. Practice First was introduced by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) in 2012 to improve systems, practices and culture relating to assessment, decision-making and support of...

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Strategy

01 May 2017

This strategy is an integral element of the government’s broader family violence system reform. 

It fulfils Recommendation 187 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and is a key part of the 10-year plan Ending family violence:...

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01 May 2017

The Child Support Scheme is governed by the Child Support (Registration 1. and Collection) Act 1988 and the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989, and administered through the Department of Human Services (DHS). The scheme requires parents who do not have primary care of...

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Guide

19 Apr 2017

Enabling children and young people to understand, identify and raise their safety concerns with a trusted adult and within safe organisations is vital. However, there is little advice provided to adults and institutions about how this might be done in child-centred and child-informed ways....

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Commentary

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30 Mar 2017

The Royal Commission into Family Violence made 227 recommendations to transform Victoria’s family violence system. These were based on evidence gathered from 1,000 written submissions, 44 group sessions and 25 days of public hearings with 220 witnesses.

On the same day as the commission...

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Research report

16 Mar 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).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were seven times as likely as non-Indigenous children to have received...

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