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The Valuing Children Initiative Benchmark Survey: 2016 (the Survey) has found that 80% of Australians are concerned about the health and happiness of future generations of Australian children.
The Survey also found that less than half of those surveyed believe that all children in...
This report provides an overview of permanency planning and long-term care for children in out-of-home care, noting current concepts and describing available data and development work being undertaken to improve national reporting.
The importance of achieving permanency for children and young...
The ICPS Research to Practice Series links the findings of research undertaken by the Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University, to the development of policy and practice in the area of child, youth and family welfare.
This issue explores children and young...
The impetus for the Valuing Children Initiative (VCI) is the desire to ensure that all children in Australia experience the caring, safe and supportive childhood they deserve and have the right to expect. The ambition of the VCI is to inspire Australians to value all...
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...
This paper reviews the research and current policy surrounding prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Alcohol use during pregnancy is linked to a spectrum of adverse fetal outcomes. This spectrum of abnormalities is collectively termed fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and may include...
This article outlines a prospective longitudinal study on the wellbeing of children placed in out-of-home care in New South Wales and the factors that influence their wellbeing.
Since the inception of the role of the Commissioner for Children and Young People WA in December 2007, the approach of the office has been to focus on what the best available research and evidence says about the wellbeing of our youngest citizens.
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...
This report overviews the purpose, scope, design and administration of the Commission’s fourth Views of Young People in Residential Care Survey, conducted across Queensland in 2012. It also presents findings about the characteristics, circumstances and self-identified needs of young people who participated in the survey...