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Although prevalence studies show girls are more frequently sexually abused than boys, a significant proportion of boys also experience child sexual abuse (CSA). The challenges for public policy are amplified for boys due to less developed public and professional sensitisation to boys’ experiences, conceptions of...
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...
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...
Women’s Legal Service Victoria has observed that there are legal and economic problems arising from family violence which result in serious financial hardship for women and, at present, there are no accessible legal remedies to these problems.
The Royal Commission has examined the extent to which ‘justice for victims’ of institutional child abuse has been, or can be, achieved through previous and current redress processes and civil litigation systems.
This report contains recommendations in relation to the provision of effective redress...
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...
Moondani Toombadool means ‘embracing teaching and learning’ in Woiwurrung language. This site covers the Indigenous programs, strategies and initiatives that Swinburne University undertakes across all campuses and with communities across Australia.
The Couch Surfing Secondary Students (CSSS): Yarra Ranges Youth Homelessness Prevention Project has developed out of a research partnership between Anchor Youth Services, the Outer Eastern Local Learning and Employment Network (OELLEN), Swinburne University and the University of Western Australia Centre for Social Impact....
This exploratory study is the first time that the point of view of primary schools and their day-to-day experiences of dealing with student homelessness have been investigated. The findings make an important contribution to the broader evidence base on the detrimental...
This paper synthesizes the conceptual and empirical literature on place-based approaches to meeting the needs of young children and their families. A specific focus of the paper is on the potential contribution of place-based approaches to service reconfiguration and coordination.