Australian Centre for Child Protection (UniSA)


Research use in the Australian child and family welfare sector

The aim of the report’s authors was to bridge the gulf between knowledge and action, especially with reference to the Australian child welfare sector. Research evidence can powerfully inform policy and practice. Too often, however, this is not the case.

Examining the power of Child-At-Risk electronic medical record (eMR) alerts to share interpersonal violence, abuse and neglect concerns: Do child protection alerts help?

This project sought to understand the impact of this Child-At-Risk (CAR) electronic Medical Record (eMR) alert information sharing system on outcomes for women and children. This included understanding how staff responded to seeing Child-At-Risk alerts on a client’s eMR, the practices that were carried out...
Journal article

Acceptability of the Winangay Kinship Carer Assessment Tool

There is an urgent need for culturally appropriate ways of assessing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kinship carers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children entering into out‐of‐home care in the Australian statutory child protection system.

Assessing the quality and comprehensiveness of child protection practice frameworks

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.

Protecting children is everyone's business: the national framework for protecting Australia’s children (2009-2020)

All Australian governments have endorsed the first National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020 and are committed to implementing the initial actions it contains. It is a long-term, national approach to help protect all Australian children. The National Framework represents an unprecedented level of collaboration...