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.
Report

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.
Evaluation

Evaluation of the Homeless Youth Assistance Program: final report

This report presents the methodology and results of the New South Wales-based Homeless Youth Assistance Program (HYAP) evaluation and provides recommendations for further improvement of the program.
Report

Hearing the voices of Aboriginal people in child welfare

This case studies in this report will inform policymakers and the general public about the challenges facing Aboriginal children and their families in the child protection system.
Report

Keeping families together through COVID-19: the strengthened case for early intervention

The COVID-19 pandemic has created confronting new challenges that will have immediate and lasting impacts. This report makes it clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded an already bleak future for the child protection system.
Journal article

Scenario planning for times of great uncertainty

COVID-19 has had a massive impact on the social sector, not least in making planning for future demand extremely challenging. Using scenarios proved a valuable way to understand potential impacts on demand in the Victorian child and family services sector, given the many uncertainties.
Report

Young people under youth justice supervision and in child protection 2018–19

This report presents information on young people under youth justice supervision during 2018–19 who had received child protection services in the 5 years from 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2019.
Report

Rebalancing the scales

This report documents the experiences of Tasmanian parents and the lawyers who represent them, and legal processes associated with the child safety system. The research examines parents' ability to access legal advice, their participation in decision-making processes and to what extent these processes implement the...
Report

NSW Government response to the Family is Culture review report

The NSW Government's response to the Family is Culture review report lays a foundation for the way forward to keep First Nations children with their parents and reduce the number of these children coming into care.
Report

Protecting children online: an overview of recent developments in legal frameworks and policies

The digital environment presents a wide range of benefits to children, whilst also exposing them to various risks, including cyberbullying, harmful content and inappropriate contact with strangers. This report provides an overview of the legal and policy actions that governments, international organisations and other stakeholders...