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The Commission has commenced an inquiry into the implementation of amendments arising from the Children, Youth and Families Amendment (Permanent Care and Other Matters) Act 2014. The inquiry commenced on 1 September 2016 and is expected to be finalised in March 2017.
The Victorian government has appointed a former top cop to ensure it implements all 227 recommendations from its Family Violence Royal Commmission. The former acting commissioner of the state's police force, Tim Cartwright, says his role will be totally independent, but that he will be...
Victoria's Commissioner for Children and Young People is preparing to review a contentious new child protection law. Most Victorian parents who've had their children removed now have a strict time limit of 12 months to prove they're capable of resuming the care of their children....
This report updates select data from the Sentencing Advisory Council’s 2012 report Sentencing Children and Young People in Victoria.
Specifically, it focuses on offenders aged under 18 at the time of offending (and under 19 at the time of commencement of proceedings) who were...
This audit follows up on recommendations made from the 2014 audit, Residential Care Services for Children .
We found that the Department of Health & Human Services has initiated adequate action to address all of the recommendations and underlying issues from the 2014 audit....
This report for the Vicotria Department of Human Services is volume 8 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 reporter groups in...
This report provides a retrospective analysis of past Victorian government responses to the health needs of children in statutory Out-of-Home Care.
Victorian child protection law reforms due to come into effect next month will give parents two years from when a child is removed to demonstrate that the child should be returned to their care. Failure to do so will result in parents permanently losing custody....
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...
After a thirteen month inquiry, the findings of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence will be made public today. Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, has promised to accept all of the report's recommendations. They're expected to cover how courts, police, community services and politicians can...