Report

Review of the service system and implementation requirements for raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility in the Australian Capital Territory: final report

The ACT Legislative Assembly has committed to raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility. This report identifies opportunities for reform to achieve improved outcomes for children and their families. It also proposes an alternative response to meet the needs of children affected by the changing...
Briefing paper

Screen time: the effects on children’s emotional, social, and cognitive development

The document explores the evidence on how screen time affects children’s socio-emotional and cognitive development.
Discussion paper

Review of surrogacy

The document identifies problems with the current surrogacy law and presents proposals for reform.

Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study: outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care

This research report provides a summary of the data collected in the first three waves of the study – approximately a five year period. The report examines children’s child protection backgrounds, permanency trajectories and developmental trajectories.
Report

Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study: outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care

This report provides an analysis of two waves of the POCLS. The analysis focuses on the need for and access to services for children, focusing on specialist services such as paediatricians, as well as universal services such as dentists and general practitioners.
Report

Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study: outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care

The aim of this report is to examine children’s relationships with the people they are living with and with the members of their birth family, from the perspective of the children themselves and their carers in the first wave of data collection in the Pathways...
Report

'Supported, educated and understood'

This report aims to shine a light on the everyday lives of regional, rural and remote young people, their strengths and challenges, their mental health, and the impact ReachOut has in improving their mental health and wellbeing.
Report

Exploring the decline in wellbeing for Australian girls

This report examines the research and data across a range of young females' wellbeing measures, including physical health, mental health, education, social media and safety.
Report

Now we are eight: life in middle childhood

The report explores children’s thoughts, feelings and experiences in the 'golden age' of middle childhood. It provides invaluable insights into the individual, family and environmental factors that influence outcomes for contemporary New Zealand children.
Report

Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study: outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care in NSW

The Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS) is the first large scale prospective longitudinal study on out-of-home care (OOHC) in Australia. This baseline statistical report presents an overview of the study design and key findings over a broad range of areas that have emerged from...