The benefits of early childhood education continue to be debated in Aotearoa New Zealand. Although attendance is not compulsory, almost all New Zealand children attend an early learning education (ECE) service for a period of time before starting school or kura. Using data from the...
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family access to continuity of health care services in the first 1000 days of life: a systematic review of the literature
This literature review explores factors that contribute to continuity of care and considers service features that contribute to positive care experiences and satisfaction with care received by Aboriginal women and their infants.
This report provides an assessment of state and territory performance against the performance benchmarks outlined in the National Partnership on Essential Vaccines, for the assessment period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. The report shows that 3 jurisdictions met all 5 benchmarks, with the...
Fact Check: Do WA's emergency health powers allow forcible testing, vaccination and removal of underwear of children?
A post shared widely on social media claimed that Western Australia had passed a "COVID-19 Emergency Powers Act" that authorised officers to forcibly test and vaccinate children at school, including removing their clothes. Verdict: Not the full story.
Effective prevention and early intervention is possibly the most promising strategy for changing the trajectories of children. There is clear evidence that children’s life chances are influenced by their families and communities and that they are able to be changed for the better. Improving the...
While the UK Government has taken strong actions to support firms and some workers, this paper argues that further measures are needed to support children and their families.
This report presents the causes of pneumonia, the ways to prevent and treat it, and the resources needed to end pneumonia-related deaths. With only a decade left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3 targets, the report is a stark reminder for stakeholders that resources...
Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) is Australia’s first nationally representative longitudinal study of child development. LSAC provides valuable data about children, their families and their wider environments, and enables researchers and policy makers to have a comprehensive understanding of...
This paper provides the first evidence on the determinants of uptake of two recent public dental benefit programs for Australian children and adolescents from disadvantaged families.
This Child Poverty Monitor is the seventh consecutive annual report on implications of child poverty in New Zealand, and updates the progress made toward a society where every child can flourish and achieve their potential.