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Understanding harm experienced by children and young people in care during 2015/16: Research report

This exploratory research project was designed to better understand the safety of children/young people in care in New Zealand. It looked at the case files of 698 children and young people in care during 2015/16 and found 85 experienced harm.

The Family Matters report 2017

Already ten times more likely to be living in out-of-home care than non-Indigenous kids, this report argues that the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in care is predicted to triple over the next twenty years unless urgent action is taken.
Draft report

National statement of principles for child safe organisations: consultation draft

This report from the Australian Human Rights Commission sets out draft national principles for child safe organisations.
Policy report

Using evidence in policy and programs: policy brief

This Policy Brief outlines a decision-making framework that recognises the importance of the relationship between service providers and clients, and the need for evidence-based interventions to be aligned with client needs, priorities and values.

The life they deserve - Child Protection Systems Royal Commission: final report

The Child Protection Systems Royal Commission was established in August 2014 to investigate the adequacy of the child protection system in South Australia.

Snapshot: Educational engagement of children and young people in out-of-home care in NSW

This report from ACWA gives a snapshot of the level of engagement in education of children and young people in out-of-home care in New South Wales.
Journal article

Population health and wellbeing: identifying priority areas for Victorian children

In contrast to previous population survey programs nationally and internationally, this study seeks to extract contemporary policy-oriented domains for inclusion in a strategic program of child health data collection, using a stakeholder consultation process to identify key domains and policy information needs. The outcome is...

Strategic intentions 2017-2022

Oranga Tamariki aims to put children’s and young people’s needs at the centre. Children and young people need different responses depending on their circumstances and characteristics.

Getting it right: the children’s convention in Aotearoa

The report looks at how New Zealand is putting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Children’s Convention) into practice, and where it can do better.