Daryl Higgins


Families, family policy and the Sustainable Development Goals

This report explores how the role of families, and family policies from around the world, can contribute to meeting the ambitions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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.
Literature review

The recruitment, retention, and support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander foster carers: a literature review

There are significantly fewer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers than there are Indigenous children in out of home care. This report examines the recruitment, retention, training, assessment and support of Indigenous people caring for these children.
Briefing paper

Child protection and family law ... joining the dots

This paper looks at the specific issues facing those responsible for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children in the context of parental separation, and the two separate legal systems: family law and child protection.

The national apology to victims of institutional child sexual abuse matters. Here’s why

Today, Scott Morrison will make a national apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. It is not a hollow gesture, argues Daryl Higgins.