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Child Family Community Australia - Facts and Figures

Resources providing trends and statistics that will assist practitioners, managers and service providers in their work and/or provide information and resources for families and family members. This resource provides a wealth of publications on regional issues, including specific reports relating to Indigenous families in regional...
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The public health approach to preventing child maltreatment

A public health approach aims to prevent or reduce a particular illness or social problem in a population by identifying risk indicators. It is an approach that aims to prevent problems occurring in the first place, quickly respond to problems if they do occur, and...
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Pathways of care longitudinal study: outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care in NSW

The Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS) is the first large scale prospective longitudinal study on out-of-home care (OOHC) in Australia. It will follow 4,126 children aged 0-17 years old entering OOHC in New South Wales, to examine the developmental wellbeing of children and young...
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The economic costs of child abuse and neglect: September 2018 update

According to the Productivity Commission's Report on Government Services, (Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision [SCRGSP], 2016), in the year 2014-15 the following amounts were spent directly on providing services to children who had experienced, or who were at risk of experiencing...
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Children in care: September 2018 update

Out-of-home care refers to the care of children and young people up to 18 years who are unable to live with their families (often due to child abuse and neglect). It involves the placement of a child or young person with alternate caregivers on a...
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Child wellbeing after parental separation

This research summary highlights some key findings from a range of studies dealing with the experiences of separated families, children's needs in the context of the family law system, and the impact of domestic and family violence on parenting.
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Growing up in Australia: the longitudinal study of Australian children

Using six waves of LSAC data, this report discusses ways in which Australian children’s experiences and environments affect their prospects and progress, from birth to 15 years old.
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Parenting arrangements after separation: evidence summary

Over the past ten years, the Australian Institute of Family Studies has conducted several large-scale studies involving nationally representative samples of separated parents. This paper highlights the findings relating to parenting arrangements after separation.
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The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children: annual statistical report 2013

This report, produced by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), aims to provide valuable insights into family functioning and child development for researchers, policy makers, those who provide services, and members of the community at large.
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Challenging misconceptions about sexual offending: creating an evidence‑based resource for police and legal practitioners

The purpose of this resource is to synthesise over forty years of research evidence to present an accurate and updated picture of sexual offending.