Briefing paper

What risk factors are associated with being placed in out-of-home care?

This FACSIAR Evidence to Action Note presents summary results from two state-wide surveys conducted in 2018 by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) (formerly Family and Community Services or FACS).
Report

Report of case study no. 28: Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat

At the time of the public hearing some clergy and religious who were considered in the case study were the subject of criminal investigations or charges. Where the Royal Commission considered it appropriate to do so, those individuals were given a pseudonym so as not...
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Report of case study no. 35: Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

The data in relation to the Archdiocese was presented in the form of a data analysis report prepared by the Royal Commission from the data produced by the Catholic Church authorities. The report was tendered in the public hearing and aspects of the report are...
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First interim report of the Joint Select Committee on implementation of the National Redress Scheme April 2020

The establishment of the National Redress Scheme in 2018 has made a symbolic and practical contribution to the pursuit of justice for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. However, as this interim report demonstrates, much more needs to be done to improve the experience of...
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State of the nation report

The State of the Nation Report 2020 looks back on one decade and forward to a brand new one. This report looks at five specific areas of social wellbeing and measures outcomes that impact on the wellbeing of the communities, whānau and individuals.
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Service system responses to children and young people in the statutory child protection system who have experienced or witnessed family violence

This project provides a picture of families in the child protection experiencing domestic and family violence issues, using a small sample of retrospective cases from a single region of Queensland and identifies opportunities and evidence designed to facilitate and improve collaboration and information sharing.
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Annual progress report 2019 - Australian government response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Over the past twelve months, the Morrison Government has made significant progress in implementing recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The progress is outlined in this second Annual Progress Report.
Briefing paper

Improving policy and practice responses for men sexually abused in childhood

A significant number of men in Australia are victims of child sexual abuse. While a growing number of services offer therapeutic support and counselling for men, the issue of men's sexual victimisation has not become a public policy issue. It is suggested that conceptualising and...
Report

Responding to family violence: a survey of family law practices and experiences

This report presents the findings of Responding to Family Violence: A Survey of Family Law Practices and Experiences (Survey of Practices).
Guide

Avoiding the 3 ‘M’s: accurate use of violence, abuse and neglect statistics and research to avoid myths, mistakes and misinformation

This resource aligns with, complements and is intended to support the various system design, policy and practice change and violence, abuse and neglect integration efforts underway across NSW Health statewide and locally.