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Homeless children in SA and Together4Kids, specialist children’s therapeutic service

The opportunities presented by the National Affordable Housing Agreement propelled the SA Homelessness Strategy Unit into implementing a range of reforms that built on existing strengths of the specialist homelessness services sector. As a major contribution to homelessness service system reform, SA took the decisive...

The evaluation of the Protecting and Nurturing Children: Building Capacity, Building Bridges initiative

In 2010, the then Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (now the Department of Social Services) funded the Australian Centre for Child Protection (ACCP) to develop and deliver Protecting and Nurturing Children: Building Capacity Building Bridges (BCBB) over three years as an...

Working together: multi-agency collaboration and child protection on Anangu Pitantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands

The South Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) commissioned this report from the Australian Centre for Child Protection in 2008 in response to recommendations made by the Honourable E.P. Mullighan QC in his Commission of Inquiry into child sexual abuse on the Anangu...

Think child think family: child and family-sensitive practice in specialist homelessness service

In late 2009, Australian Centre for Child Protection researchers surveyed staff from 107 specialist homelessness services operating across Australia. Of these services:• Almost half had fewer than five staff members• The main client group of half of the services were women and women with children...

Investing in our future: children's journey through homelessness and child protection

The purpose of this project is to foster cross-disciplinary discussion amongst researchers, policy makers and practitioners from which research directions and ultimately research questions can be formulated in the area of child protection.