Child protection

Report

11 Jul 2018

The Victorian government acknowledges findings of historical abuse within state government institutions and the ongoing psychological and physical harm suffered by many survivors. The Victorian government is taking responsibility to ensure that these failures to protect children never happen again.

Report

Research summary
10 Jul 2018

Leaving home is a key part of the transition to adulthood. There is evidence in many countries, including Australia, that young people are remaining at home for longer. This paper explores this issue using Australian data, considers factors driving the trend, and implications for young...

Research report

A report to the Australian Children's Commissioners and Guardians
29 Jun 2018

This report provides an analysis and evaluation of a range of child protection practice frameworks, in terms of the way they respond to the values, principles and approach to working with children and families applicable to the continuum of child protection practice.

Report

11 May 2018

This report explores whether different groups of maltreaters can be identified based on their frequency of contact with child protection agencies. It also explores differences among individuals identified as responsible for harm across age, gender, Indigenous status, relationship with victim and harm type.

Guide

How to create a child safe organisation
20 Apr 2018

This toolkit has been created to promote child safety, preventing child abuse and helping organisations comply with the complex web of legislation in this area.

Research report

22 Mar 2018

This paper outlines definitions of homelessness and estimates the number of young people who are homeless in Queensland.

Research report

9 Mar 2018

This report is the twenty-first comprehensive annual report on child protection. It includes detailed statistical information on state and territory child protection and support services, and selected characteristics of children receiving these services.

Research report

6 Mar 2018

This report explores a range of initiatives and programs that aim to build a family-inclusive approach to child protection and child welfare practice.

Research report

21 Feb 2018

This paper is part 3 in a series on reunification for children in out-of-home care. It describes selected research which has documented factors which predict reunification breakdowns and considers ways in which reunification decision-making can be improved.

Report

16 Feb 2018

This report from SNAICC provides an overview of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family-led decision making trials in Queensland.

Report

12 Feb 2018

This report looks at how conflict has impacted children, and sheds light on a worrying trend of increased brutality against children in conflict, particularly in the last few years.

Research report

1 Feb 2018

This paper reports on the arrangements in place in each state/territory to support a cross-agency response based on characteristics associated with effective cross-agency responses identified in the research literature.

Briefing paper

16 Jan 2018

This resource presents key findings from an analysis of Wave 1 data from the NSW Child Development Study, which aims to identify vulnerability and protective factors for a variety of health, educational and social and outcomes of children in NSW.

Evaluation

5 Jan 2018

This report presents findings of an evaluation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family-led decision making trials conducted in Queensland.

Report

15 Dec 2017

The Royal Commission has presented the final report to the Governor-General, detailing the culmination of a five year inquiry into institutional responses to child sexual abuse and related matters.

Discussion paper

15 Dec 2017

This discussion paper outlines key issues relating to the implementation of the proposed inquiry into abuse in state care (the Inquiry) and seeks your feedback on these matters. This builds on a paper considered on 11 December 2017, which sought feedback on the potential purpose...

Discussion paper

11 Dec 2017

This discussion paper outlines key issues relating to the purpose and scope for the proposed inquiry into abuse in state care. It seeks ministers’ feedback on these matters.

Research report

1 Dec 2017

This paper describes the number of children entering and leaving care and time taken to reunification. It describes child and family factors that make it more or less likely that reunification will occur.

Research report

1 Dec 2017

The safe reunification of children in out-of-home care with their families is the policy priority in every Australian state. However knowledge and research in this area is very limited. This summary outlines research on reunification success rates and the consequences of reunification failure.

Research report

29 Nov 2017

Already ten times more likely to be living in out-of-home care than non-Indigenous kids, this report argues that the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in care is predicted to triple over the next twenty years unless urgent action is taken.

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