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This resource sheet explores what is known about service delivery coordination activities in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia. It examines the principles that underpin service delivery coordination efforts to improve the wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. Drawing on research, documented practice, and practitioner knowledge,...
This report examines factors associated with child sexual abuse perpetration and what it can tell us about prevention strategies.
The report considers the specific dynamics of child sexual abuse and their implications in prevention and early intervention, especially through:identifying the risk factors...
This resource sheet identifies some of the key practices that have underpinned programs or practices for schools and early learning environments that have successfully engaged Indigenous parents with their children’s education.
There is a considerable body of research documenting the poor...
Aims to understand more about the prevalence of different types of family environments in society and to explore the influence of these environments on different child outcomes.
Families are the mainstay of safety and support for children. While most children live...
This Facts Sheet provides a summary of the ways in which adoption currently operates, past adoption practices, and the potential impacts adoption has on those involved.
There are three types of adoption currently operating in Australia:Intercountry adoptions are of children from other...
Understanding the grief, loss and ongoing trauma associated with past practices is essential to be able to provide appropriate services to meet the needs of those affected.
As past adoption practices cannot be "undone", one of the steps in the journey for both mothers...
Magellan is a case-management pathway in the Family Court of Australia for cases where serious allegations are raised about sexual or physical abuse of children in post-separation parenting matters. This report evaluates the Magellan case-management model.
Australia does not have one unified system, but rather eight different child protection systems. This paper provides a national snapshot of Australian statutory child protection services.
Topics covered include: who is responsible for child protection; intake procedures; who notifies concerns to child protection services;...
Leah Bromfield and Daryl Higgins provide a comprehensive national snapshot of Australian statutory child protection services covering: who is responsible for child protection; intake procedures; who notifies concerns to child protection services; and the process of providing child protection services in Australian states and territories...
The key focus of the study is to improve knowledge about the extent and effects of past adoption practices, and to strengthen the evidence available to governments to address the current needs of individuals affected by past adoption practices, including information, counselling, search and contact...