Foster children

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...

31 January 2017

This report, by Tasmanian Commissioner for Children and Young People, Mark Morrissey, presents a number of observations, facts and findings that will further contribute to efforts to improve...

Briefing paper
22 December 2016

This publication summarises Wave 1 findings from the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study relating to contact between children and young people in out-of-home care and their birth families.

Literature review
1 December 2016

This report aims to review the literature available on what works to help people to make the complicated choice to become a home-based carer, and on the evidence regarding retention of these...

14 November 2016

Practitioners supporting children in out-of-home care are often faced with making difficult decisions about children’s needs. These decisions include where the child will live and how often a...

9 November 2016

This report reveals the results on the state of child protection in Australia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

30 October 2016

This paper provides a snapshot of the data on Australian children and young people who were in out-of-home-care during 2014-15.

25 October 2016

This report presents findings of a systemic inquiry into services provided to Aboriginal children and young people in out-of-home care in Victoria.

Discussion paper
20 October 2016

The Commission for Children and Young People has released a consultation paper and is calling for submissions for the Permanency Amendments Inquiry.

10 October 2016

This inquiry examines compliance with the intent of the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle over a two-year period (1 January 2013 to 31 December 2014) against the backdrop of a staggering and...