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Report

17 Nov 2017

The Commission’s inquiry into the detention and care and protection systems of the Northern Territory has revealed systemic and shocking failures. Children and young people have been subjected to regular, repeated and distressing mistreatment and the community has also failed to be protected....

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Report

13 Nov 2017

The report makes three recommendations that  New Zealand government can put into place immediately:  

  • Make sure policy and legislative reform are child-centred and rights-based. Identify where children’s rights are not being met, what needs to be done, who will do the work,
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Research report

11 Nov 2017

The national significance of the NSW child protection and adoption reforms cannot be overstated. The changes to child protection services in NSW not only constitute a blueprint for genuine systemic change across the full service spectrum, designed to address the unsustainable trajectory of OOHC...

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Strategy

09 Nov 2017

In 2015, an independent Expert Panel was established to provide advice on modernising Child, Youth and Family. The Expert Panel’s final report provided robust evidence that the performance of the current system is well below what New Zealanders want for our most vulnerable...

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Research report

08 Nov 2017

Child protection systems are multidimensional, complex, continually adapting entities that seek to prevent and respond to protection-related risks. Systems for child protection in Australia today are facing significant challenges. This has created the imperative to go beyond incremental...

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Draft report

08 Nov 2017

The Australian Government is pleased to present Australia’s joint fifth and sixth report under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), second report on the Optional Protocol to the convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (...

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Report

01 Nov 2017

All children have the right to be protected from violence inflicted on them by anyone in their lives – whether parents, teachers, friends, romantic partners or strangers. And all forms of violence experienced by children, regardless of the nature or severity of the act, are harmful. Beyond the...

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Policy report

22 Oct 2017

By better understanding the concerns and identifying the risk and protective factors for child abuse and neglect that impact during pregnancy, early intervention and prevention pathways can be developed to improve outcomes for children and reduce family involvement with the child protection...

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Journal article

06 Oct 2017

Child Advocacy Centers (CAC) emphasize developing effective cross-agency collaborations between workers involved in serious abuse investigations to foster improvements in agency outcomes, and to minimize distress, confusion and uncertainty for children and families. This study examined the...

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Report

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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Report

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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Report

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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Journal article

31 Aug 2017

While awareness of institutional child sexual abuse has grown in recent years, there remains limited understanding of its occurrence and outcomes as a distinct form of abuse. Drawing on research commissioned by the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse,...

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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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Research report

15 Aug 2017

This report summarises a comparison of Australian and select international jurisdictions against the approach of the Joint Investigation Response Team (JIRT) model in New South Wales. The structure of this report includes a brief rationale for the characteristics compared, a narrative summary of...

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Research report

15 Aug 2017

This report aims to provide a synthesis of research information to suggest the most important components of Multi-Disciplinary Team responses in order to inform the ongoing review of the Joint Investigation Response Team (JIRT) model by the NSW Ombudsman’s Office.

Drawing on recently...

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Report

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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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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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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Research report

01 Jun 2017

The NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) Office of the Senior Practitioner commissioned the Australian Centre for Child Protection to work in partnership with FACS to provide evidence from the research literature to inform the development of an updated FACS policy on neglect...

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