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Evidence shows that reducing poverty leads to better health, education and employment outcomes for children, even if they have equal access to health and education.
The quality of caregiving in mothers with substance abuse problems appears to be compromised. However, divergent findings, methodological variability, and sample characteristics point to the need for research synthesis.
A comprehensive systematic search was undertaken. Studies were eligible...
The review identified eight key domains of social media’s impact on children and young people: physical and mental health; identity and belonging; formal and informal learning; play and recreation; consumer practices; civic and political engagement; risk and safety; and, family and intergenerational relationships. Among other...
Despite families being much smaller, parents being older, mothers being better educated and having much higher employment rates, child poverty has risen significantly since the 1960s. In 1961, 95 percent of children were born to married couples; by 2015 the proportion had fallen to 53...
This report presents the findings of a select committee inquiry into the funding of specialist sexual violence social services in New Zealand. The terms of reference were to review:the state of specialist services and determine whether they reflect an integrated approach to service...
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 Australian Centre for Child Protection in Adelaide was commissioned by the Child and Family Welfare Association South Australia (CAFWA-SA) to review the published literature related to the effectiveness and appropriateness of residential care for young children placed into Out of Home Care. In determining...
This report provides a retrospective analysis of past Victorian government responses to the health needs of children in statutory Out-of-Home Care.
This report explores what helps children and young people with disability and high support needs to feel and be safe in institutional settings.
In January 2013, the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce, (then) Governor-General, appointed a Royal Commission to inquire into institutional responses to child...
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....