Indigenous child protection

Report
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...

Article
9 November 2016

Examines why a policy and practice disconnect exists when it comes to the safety and well-being of Aboriginal children.

Report
9 November 2016

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

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.

Article
8 July 2016

Bridget Brennan writes that Indigenous leaders in Victoria are calling for a new approach to stop so many Aboriginal children being removed from their families.

Website
13 April 2016

Are Indigenous children ten times more likely to be living out of home than their non-Indigenous counterparts? ABC Fact Check investigates.

Journal article
21 March 2016

This paper describes challenges for services seeking to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families who are subject to child protection measures.

Journal article
15 March 2016

Outlines the different methods by which an expert panel will provide advice and support to the families and children's sector, activities undertaken in the first year of the project and future...

Report
14 January 2004

Available national statistics and research are used to briefly outline what is known about child abuse in Indigenous communities and its causes.