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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.