Child Maltreatment

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.

Research report

1 Mar 2018

This report criticises Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) for the policy of child migration and recommends that all child migrants are financially compensated by HMG through a redress scheme. The report also recommends that organisations involved in implementing the migration programmes offer apologies to child migrants,...

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.

Research report

28 Nov 2017

This exploratory research project was designed to better understand the safety of children/young people in care in New Zealand. It looked at the case files of 698 children and young people in care during 2015/16 and found 85 experienced harm.

Fact sheet

30 Aug 2017

Produced in partnership with NAPCAN, this resource provides an overview of prevention of child abuse and neglect, with a focus on primary prevention.

Briefing paper

10 Aug 2017

This brief presents a summary of findings from an analysis of the intergenerational links present in the NSW child protection system using currently available historical data from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) client information systems.

Journal article

14 Mar 2017

Background:

The quality of caregiving in mothers with substance abuse problems appears to be compromised. However, divergent findings, methodological variability, and sample characteristics point to the need for research synthesis.

Methods:

A comprehensive systematic search was undertaken. Studies were eligible...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

This report for the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services is volume 5 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.

This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

This report for the South Australia Department for Education and Child Development is volume 6 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.

This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by different...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

This report for the Vicotria Department of Human Services is volume 8 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.

This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by different reporter groups in...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

This report for the Western Australia Department for Child Protection and Support is volume 9 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.

This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by different...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

This report for the Tasmania Department of Health and Human Services is volume 7 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.

This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by different reporter...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

This report for the Australian Government Department of Social Services is volume 1 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.

This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by different reporter groups...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

This report for the ACT Community Services Directorate (Children, Youth and Families) is volume 2 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.

This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

This report for the New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services is volume 3 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.

This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

This report for the Northern Territory Department of Children and Families is volume 4 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.

This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by different reporter...

Journal article

15 Sep 2013

Abstract

Obtaining reliable estimates of the extent of child maltreatment in the community is a problem for researchers. Young people are highly desirable participants, albeit difficult to contact, for maltreatment research. Common methods for recruiting representative community samples of young people include classroom...