Briefing paper

Count me in: research summary

Participation in sport is an important way to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of young people. However, research by the University of Melbourne shows that young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds are missing out on the benefits of sport.

Children and technology-facilitated abuse in domestic and family violence situations

This research explores the role technology plays in children's exposure to family and domestic violence. It shows the impacts of technology-facilitated abuse and highlights the range of strategies used for protection and intervention.

Under the radar: harmful industries' digital marketing to Australian children

This report highlights the worrying fact that digital marketing for alcohol, unhealthy food and gambling is reaching children at a very young age, affecting their attitudes, habits, consumption – and health. These consequences could be lifelong, determining the habits they form and the quality of...

Keep caring: systemic inquiry into services for young people transitioning from out-of-home care

This report makes 15 recommendations to enhance the service system’s capacity to improve the experiences and life outcomes for young people transitioning from care by responding to their needs, challenges and aspirations.

No Jab No Play 2020 review

No Jab No Play legislation was introduced in Victoria on 1 January 2016, with the aim of increasing immunisation rates and averting vaccine-preventable diseases for young children in the community. This review found that immunisation rates have improved for Victorian children aged 1, 2 and...

The voices of children and young people with disability

This consultation gave children and young people with disability a platform to use their lived experiences to inform decision makers and service providers about how to best continue to support their needs. This report highlights the ways in which children and young people with disability...
Fact sheet

Parental awareness of children’s experiences of online risks and harm

This fact sheet presents findings from a study looking at New Zealand parents’, caregivers’ and whānau perceptions of children’s experiences of online risk and harm.

Early self-control development: prevalence, persistence and change in a NZ cohort

This study uses data from the contemporary longitudinal Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) study to increase our understanding of self-control development in the first five years of life. The GUiNZ study follows the development of around 6,800 children born in 2009 and 2010. Children...

A lasting legacy – the impact of COVID-19 on children and parents

The Australian Childhood Foundation undertook an online survey of a nationally representative sample of parents in June 2020. This research project sought to understand more about the needs of parents and children during periods of large scale disruption and transition related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Working paper

Child responsive budgeting as a public finance management tool: a case of Karnataka, India

As the spread of COVID-19 pandemic continues unabated across the globe, impinging on all the three components of Human Development Index (HDI) – income, health and education, the UNDP 2020 Human Development Perspectives estimates a fall in human development to the levels of deprivation that...