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Report

Child protection Australia 2019–20

This report presents statistics on state and territory child protection and family support services, and selected characteristics of children receiving these services. This includes statistics for 2019–20, and trends over the 5-year period from 2015–16 to 2019–20.
Briefing paper

Impact of maternal age on children coming into contact with the child protection system

This paper reports findings from analysis of Department of Communities and Justice (NSW) child protection data looking at the relationship between maternal age and child protection contact and discuss implications for policy and practice.
Briefing paper

Birth family contact: what are the views of children and young people in out-of-home care?

This paper provides an overview of the views of children and young people about whether they have contact with family members and their satisfaction with contact arrangements, with findings drawn from two surveys, the 2018 NSW OOHC Survey and the NSW Residential Care Survey.
Briefing paper

Leaving care planning: what are the views of young people in out-of-home care?

This paper provides an overview of what young people think about the leaving care support they receive, with findings drawn from two surveys, the 2018 NSW OOHC Survey and the NSW Residential Care Survey.
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Victorian government annual report 2020: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

This is the Victorian government’s third annual report on implementation of the Royal Commission’s recommendations.
Report

Child protection in the time of COVID-19

This report presents child protection data for March to September 2020, with comparisons to 2019. Selected information is also presented on risk factors for child abuse, including income and housing stress, parental mental health, substance use, and domestic violence.
Report

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.
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Implementation of recommendations from the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: annual progress report 2020

This is the Australian Government’s third annual progress report to show how they have implemented the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Report

Te Kuku O Te Manawa: Moe ararā! Haumanutia ngā moemoeā a ngā tūpuna mō te oranga o ngā tamariki

For this report, the authors examined the experiences and outcomes of pēpi (young children) in the statutory care and protection system; and conducted an environmental scan of relevant rangahau and mātauranga Māori to provide a te ao Māori perspective on this issue.
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Te Kuku O Te Manawa: Ka puta te riri, ka momori te ngākau, ka heke ngā roimata mo tōku pēpi

The intention of this review is to identify areas for change and recommendations to enable pēpi Māori to remain in the care of their whānau where Reports of Concern have been made to Oranga Tamariki.