Child welfare

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Report

Report of the Inquiry into children affected by parental incarceration

Children affected by parental incarceration are the invisible victims of crime. This report highlights the experiences of children and adults who have had parents in prison, and contains insights from parents who spoke to the Committee from prison.
Report

Reframing childhood: final report of the Childhood Policy Programme

This report sets out seven, evidence-informed principles for those working in the policy ecosystem. The authors hope that these principles, which are not set in stone, will prompt discussion and debate on childhood policy, including the way children are conceptualised in policy and the role...
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ldentifying strategies to better support foster, kinship and permanent carers: final report

This is the final report from the research project 'Identifying Strategies to Better Support Foster, Kinship and Permanent Carers'. This project was undertaken by the Australian Institute of Family Studies and Murawin, an Aboriginal research and evaluation consultancy.
Strategy

Oranga Tamariki action plan

The Oranga Tamariki action plan aims to promote wellbeing for children, young people and families with the greatest needs, by enabling government agencies to work more effectively together and support whānau and communities.
Report

Two years, too long: mapping action on the Harm Panel’s findings

This report has been prepared to mark the second anniversary of the publication of the UK Ministry of Justice expert 'Harm Panel’s' report. It aims to map the progress that has occurred over the last two years to learn from the panel’s findings and implement...
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Kinship care

This audit was conducted to establish if the Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing is supporting timely, stable and quality placements for children and young people through the new kinship care model.
Report

Support for children of imprisoned parents in New South Wales

This inquiry was established to look into the possible impact on children of imprisoned parents in NSW, and the adequacy of policies and services to assist them. In particular, it examined what services are available, how effective they are, and whether improvements could be made.
Strategy

Next steps for our kids 2022–2030

This ACT government strategy document outlines their ambitious plan to reform out-of-home care and child protection in the ACT over the next 8 years.
Briefing paper

Comparing outcomes for maltreated children: out-of-home care versus remaining at home – a literature summary

This literature summary reviews key research studies that compare developmental, educational, health and wellbeing, and criminal justice outcomes for maltreated children who were placed in out-of-home care with those who remained with their birth families.
Conference paper

Parenting in proximity to others: the importance of transitions, temporalities and trajectories.

To facilitate a transition that realises the health benefits associated with housing density, and minimises any harm from disruption, it is imperative to understand the experiences and identified barriers to higher density living, particularly for groups traditionally associated with lower density housing such as families...
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Keeping kids safe and well - your voices

This report conveys the views of children, young people and families collected by the National Children’s Commissioner in face-to-face and online consultations and surveys between May and July 2021.
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Trends and needs in the Australian child welfare workforce: an exploratory study

This report presents findings from an exploratory study that examined broad-ranging, publicly available data to investigate emerging trends, issues and needs in the child welfare workforce and the educational profile of this workforce.
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Compliance with and enforcement of family law parenting orders: views of professionals and judicial officers

This report summarises the views of 343 professionals who work with separated parents and chose to complete an online survey, and 11 judicial officers who exercise family law jurisdiction and participated in one-on-one interviews. The survey instrument was designed to elicit views on a range...
Strategy

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early childhood strategy

The purpose of this strategy is to pave the way for governments, non‑government sectors and communities to collectively support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to grow up healthy, engaged with education, connected to family and community, and strong in culture.
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Safe and supported: the national framework for protecting Australia's children

This report outlines Australia’s framework to reduce child abuse and neglect and its intergenerational impacts.
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National framework for protecting Australia's children 2021-2031: successor plan consultation report

From late March 2021 until the end of April 2021, SNAICC conducted a series of national consultations to guide the co-design of the successor framework to the National framework for protecting Australia’s children. This consultation report provides details on the consultation process and feedback from...
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Story of our children and young people: Northern Territory 2021

This is the second publication of the biennial 'Story of our children and young people.' The publication addresses the demand for an evidence-base to inform actions to improve outcomes for the children and young people of the Northern Territory.
Report

Ensuring health and bodily integrity: towards a human rights approach for people born with variations in sex characteristics

The publication of this report is the culmination of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s project about protecting the human rights of people born with variations in sex characteristics in the context of medical interventions.
Report

Unfinished business: progress report to Parliament - December 2020

This second progress report outlines the NSW Government’s work to progress the commitments made to Stolen Generations survivors. The views of survivors are embedded in this report, guiding government on areas to focus upon in the coming years.
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...