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Child obesity represents a significant health issue in New Zealand today, particularly amongst Māori and Pacific families. The Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) is conducting a performance audit on child obesity, to see how effective the public service is in its efforts to prevent and...
This report examines current and emerging threats posed to children in the United Kingdom from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse and also threats to children abroad from UK nationals, with a focus on online activity.
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This report summarises and evaluates a program of preventive multi-micronutrient supplementation, peer-counselling and nutrition promotion that was piloted in six remote northern Australian Aboriginal communities.
The Early Childhood Nutrition and Anaemia Prevention Project (ECNAPP) was implemented in six remote communities, four...
This paper details the scope and nature of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander over-representation in the child protection system, and provides discussion on strategies to effectively address this over-representation.
While there is wide acknowledgment of the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families...
This report aims to provide the evidence base for future research and policy development to support family functioning and children's health and wellbeing.
Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) is Australia’s first nationally representative longitudinal...
This resource sheet outlines the role and duties of child commissioners, and explains the differences between the various offices in each state and territory.
Children have a special need for protection and policies and actions concerning children’s lives need to be undertaken with a...
This report details Indonesia’s poor treatment of migrant and asylum-seeking children.
Indonesia detains hundreds of migrant and asylum-seeking children each year without giving them a way to challenge their detention. They are kept in sordid conditions, without access to lawyers, and sometimes beaten. Others...
The Commission has released the third in a series of reports detailing findings of its latest surveys of young people in residential care.
These are anonymous surveys of young people in residential care conducted across Queensland by the Commission on a regular basis as...
It is increasingly recognised that experiences of child maltreatment are rarely isolated incidents; different forms of abuse often co-occur, and trauma often develops over prolonged periods.
This paper provides practitioners, policy-makers and researchers with an overview of a number of influential recent approaches to...