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The Child Protection Systems Royal Commission was established in August 2014 to investigate the adequacy of the child protection system in South Australia.
The South Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) commissioned this report from the Australian Centre for Child Protection in 2008 in response to recommendations made by the Honourable E.P. Mullighan QC in his Commission of Inquiry into child sexual abuse on the Anangu...
Children and young people have a fundamental right to grow up happy and cared for, to be kept safe from harm and to be supported to fulfil their potential.
The government's response, 'A Fresh Start,' aims to improve outcomes for vulnerable children, their families...
Royal Commissioner Margaret Nyland and her team looked at the laws, policies, practices and structures currently in place for children at risk of harm, abuse or neglect including those who are under the guardianship of the minister.
Individuals and organisations were invited to make...
The recent coroner’s inquest into the death of Chloe Valentine outlined a number of recommendations for improvement of South Australia’s child protection system to prevent any future deaths resulting from child abuse or neglect. One such recommendation related to income management as a child protection...
In 2015, the Australian Centre for Child Protection was funded by the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission to conduct a review of the implementation of recommendations made by previous independent child protection inquiries that have been conducted in South Australia. To date, four independent child...
This report for the South Australia Department for Education and Child Development is volume 6 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 different...
The opportunities presented by the National Affordable Housing Agreement propelled the SA Homelessness Strategy Unit into implementing a range of reforms that built on existing strengths of the specialist homelessness services sector. As a major contribution to homelessness service system reform, SA took the decisive...
This special edition is dedicated to issues of collaboration.
Arguments supporting interagency collaboration permeate the literature and child welfare guidelines internationally. Yet, difficulties in interagency communication and coordination have nevertheless plagued child welfare services over many years. Strong collaborative practice takes...
Governments across Australia are struggling to address escalating child protection notifications, increasing numbers of children in state care, decreasing numbers of foster carers and chronic child welfare workforce shortages. The complex social problem of child abuse and neglect has a high media...