Child welfare

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Report

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...
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...
Guide

10 National Principles for child safe organisations: a guide for psychologists

This resource offers suggestions on how to promote child safety by working with the professional and support staff in an organisation. Each page outlines one of the 10 National Principles and gives examples of how to apply to practice and strengthen processes to improve safety...
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Children and young people’s safety: 2018-2020 report

The Children and Young People’s Safety (CAYPS) project is an on-going research engagement tool, developed by the Institute of Child Protection Studies, at the Australian Catholic University. The findings in this report are based on data collected for CAYPS during 2018-2020
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Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study: outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care

The overall aim of this study is to collect detailed information about the life course development of children who enter OOHC for the first time and the factors that influence their development.
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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.
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Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study: outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care

This research report examines the factors that influence effective communication practices between caseworkers and children as reported by children and if that influences children’s socio-emotional functioning over time.
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Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study: outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care

The aim of this report was to examine the outcomes for Aboriginal children placed into out-of-home care in the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS).
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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.
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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...
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Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study: outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care

In this paper, the authors address the issue of out-of-home care placement stability among the 1,285 children and young people who completed the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS) baseline interview (Wave 1).
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Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study: outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care

This report is based on data drawn from the Wave 1 cohort. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the differences between relative/kinship care and foster care.
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Report of the Inquiry into responses to historical forced adoption in Victoria

This report on the Inquiry into responses to historical forced adoption in Victoria is the result of extensive research and consultation by the Legislative Assembly’s Legal and Social Issues Committee at the Parliament of Victoria.
Briefing paper

From consumer to partner: rethinking the parent/practitioner relationship

Early childhood provides a critical opportunity for early intervention and prevention, but barriers to accessing services prevent children and families – often those with the greatest need – from gaining their benefit. This policy brief focuses on the nature and importance of partnerships between parents...
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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...
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What contributes to placement moves in out-of-home care?

Children without a safe and stable home environment require alternative living arrangements and can be placed in out-of-home care (OOHC). This paper presents local and international evidence from a scoping review on the factors that influence placement moves for children in OOHC.
Guide

Physical punishment legislation

This guide has been prepared to inform service providers and practitioners about physical punishment research and legislation around Australia.
Briefing paper

Children involved with NSW child protection services before five years of age: what does the Seeding Success study tell us?

This paper reports analysis from the 'Seeding Success' study, looking at the proportion of child involved with NSW child protection services before five years of age. It also discusses the implications for policy and programs.