Organisation

Institute of Child Protection Studies (ACU)

Owning Institution:
Report

Main findings from the kContact trial of a contact intervention to support parents with children in out-of-home care

This research summary outlines the main outcomes and implications for practice of the kContact study, which was conducted across three jurisdictions in Australia. The trial took place between 2015 and 2017 in Victoria and ACT, and 2017 to 2018 in NSW.
Report

Service system responses to children and young people in the statutory child protection system who have experienced or witnessed family violence

This project provides a picture of families in the child protection experiencing domestic and family violence issues, using a small sample of retrospective cases from a single region of Queensland and identifies opportunities and evidence designed to facilitate and improve collaboration and information sharing.
Guide

Doing good business

This resource has been produced to help ensure the ethical design and conduct of research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children on the topic of family violence.
Briefing paper

Recruiting and retaining foster carers

The ICPS Research to Practice Series links the findings of research undertaken by the Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University, to the development of policy and practice in the area of child, youth and family welfare. This issue explores what works to help...
Report

Safe and sound: the safety of young people in residential care

This research report presents the findings of a study that explored the safety of young people in residential care. Commissioned by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, this study aimed to understand what young people believe institutions are doing to identify...