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The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) annual statistical report 2016: Chapter 5 - Young carers

Young carers suffer a substantial negative impact on their academic achievement arising from their time spent caring for others.
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Developments to strengthen systems for child protection across Australia

This paper outlines the latest iteration of changes within Australian child protection systems, drawing on a survey completed by child protection departments across Australia on change and reform planned or underway since July 2010.
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A snapshot of contemporary attitudes to child support

The Attitudes to Child Support Study, conducted by the AIFS early in 2005, was designed to inform the work of the Ministerial Taskforce on Child Support. Data were obtained from a general population sample of 1001 people aged between 18 and 64 years and from...
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Collective impact: evidence and implications for practice

This paper describes the history and development of collective impact, with a focus on Australia, and includes two case studies to examine how collective impact is currently being practised in Australia.
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National comparison of cross-agency practice in investigating and responding to severe child abuse

This paper reports on the arrangements in place in each state/territory to support a cross-agency response based on characteristics associated with effective cross-agency responses identified in the research literature.
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Stay-at-home fathers in Australia

Around 80,000 Australian families now have a stay-at-home dad at the helm, according to this research released by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
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The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) annual statistical report 2016: Chapter 6 - Self-harm and suicidal behaviour of young people aged 14–15 years old

This study found that 10% of 14-15 year-olds reported that they had self-harmed in the previous twelve months and 5% had attempted suicide.
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The longitudinal study of Australian children: annual statistical report 2016

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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Empowering migrant and refugee women: supporting and empowering women beyond five-year post-settlement

This report explores various aspects of service delivery to migrant women who have been living in Australia for at least five years. It documents the nature and types of service available, and identifies best practice principles and key service gaps in service delivery for migrant...
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Prevention of child abuse and neglect

Produced in partnership with NAPCAN, this resource provides an overview of prevention of child abuse and neglect, with a focus on primary prevention.