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This resource presents key findings from an analysis of Wave 1 data from the NSW Child Development Study, which aims to identify vulnerability and protective factors for a variety of health, educational and social and outcomes of children in NSW.
The last ten years have seen a growth in the knowledge base around children's need for safe, stable and secure environments. There is a deepening understanding of the harm and damage that occurs when safety and security are compromised, and children are exposed to threats...
Every 4.42 minutes, there is a care and protection notification in New Zealand. This paper discusses the context of family violence and uses findings from current research to prompt informed reflection, arguing that prevention of family violence in New Zealand is possible.
This report highlights the progress of the family violence reforms since the Royal Commission into Family Violence handed down its report in 2016.
The tragic death of four-year old Chloe Valentine in South Australia has raised concerns that the state’s child protection system is in crisis. Following a history of abuse and neglect, Chloe’s mother and her partner repeatedly put Chloe on a 50-kilogram motorbike and filmed her...
Containing 206 recommendations in 699 pages, this comprehensive review of child protection services in South Australia sets out a plan, based on best practice and evidence, that will assist the South Australian Government address more effectively the prevention of child abuse and neglect in the...
The nature of violence experienced by many Aboriginal women is multi-layered, complex and incorporates a history of intergenerational loss, grief, trauma and the impact of colonisation, as discussed by Atkinson, C (2008). It involves women, children, families, communities. It is a story about people, many...
The newly elected Andrews Government announced the establishment of the Royal Commission into Family Violence in December 2014. The state government also announced the appointment of Fiona Richardson as Victoria's first Prevention of Family Violence Minister.
A number of high profile family violence incidents,...
Launched in April 2016, this roadmap details the Victorian government's strategy for reform of the children, youth and families services system.