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The safe reunification of children in out-of-home care with their families is the policy priority in every Australian state. However knowledge and research in this area is very limited. This summary outlines research on reunification success rates and the consequences of reunification failure.
This paper describes the number of children entering and leaving care and time taken to reunification. It describes child and family factors that make it more or less likely that reunification will occur.
This report from the Queensland government provides a progress update of the child and family support reform program.
This report focuses on recommendations to improve the blue card system, Queensland's term for working with children checks.
This review of Queensland’s foster care system identified some opportunities to build stakeholder and public confidence, strengthen carer assessment, approval and renewal processes, and strengthen safeguards for children in care.
The Queensland Government is committed to building a new child protection and family support system that meets the needs of Queensland children, young people and families, now and into the future. As part of the Supporting Families Changing Futures reform program, we are undertaking a...
This report for the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services is volume 5 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.
This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by...
The ICPS Research to Practice Series links the findings of research undertaken by ICPS, to the development of policy and practice in the area of child, youth and family welfare.
Issue 11 explores children and young people's conceptualisations of interpersonal safety, and what gives...
On Friday 11 January 2013, the Governor-General appointed a six-member Royal Commission to inquire into how institutions with a responsibility for children have managed and responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse.
The Royal Commission is tasked with investigating where systems have...
Introduction: The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (the Commission) is responsible for the independent monitoring of the child protection system in Queensland. The Queensland Child Guardian Key Outcome Indicators Update: Queensland Child Protection System 2010–13 (the Update) represents the Commission’s latest...