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Child protection and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children - Aug 2017 update

This paper provides information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children involved in child protection and out-of-home care, and is based on the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Child Protection data 2015-16 (AIHW 2017a; 2017b).
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Seeking help for domestic violence: exploring rural women’s coping experiences - key findings and future directions

This report presents the results of a qualitative study examining the experiences of women seeking help for domestic and family violence who live in regional, rural, and remote areas in Australia.
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Seeking help for domestic violence: exploring rural women’s coping experiences - final report

This study engaged with five different types of social and geographical locations at sites in South Australia and Western Australia to explore how isolation affects different women’s abilities to seek assistance and cope with experiences of domestic violence.
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Child neglect: key concepts and risk factors

This report provides an overview of the key concepts in defining neglect and a systematic review of reviews investigating the common risk factors for neglect.
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National comparison of cross-agency practice in investigating and responding to severe child abuse: a report for the NSW Ombudsman’s Office

This report summarises a comparison of Australian and select international jurisdictions against the approach of the Joint Investigation Response Team (JIRT) model in New South Wales.
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Child sexual abuse in Australian institutional contexts 2008–13: findings from administrative data

This literature review examined the relevant Australian and international research and 'grey' literature (including previous commissions of inquiry into institutional abuse), focusing on the methodologies for using administrative data to estimate the extent of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts.
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Keeping Queensland’s children more than safe: review of the foster care system

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.
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Taking stock and moving ahead: a report on consultative forums on the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-2020

This report presents findings from ten forums conducted between March and May 2017 to promote understanding about the National Framework and to seek views on ways to improve child safety and wellbeing in Australia.
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Keeping Queensland’s children more than safe: review of the blue card system

This report focuses on recommendations to improve the blue card system, Queensland's term for working with children checks.
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Child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church: an interpretive review of the literature and public inquiry reports

This research was designed to review the literature concerning child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in Australia and elsewhere, and included 26 key international and Australian inquiry reports.