Report

Adult responses to concerning sexual behaviours of young people in specialist school settings

Children with disability have a right to support and safety not only to prevent harm from adults, but also from their peers. This report presents findings from a study that examined how well equipped specialist school staff are to respond to child sexual abuse among...
Report

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

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.
Report

Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study: outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care

This statistical report provides a summary of the data collected on leaving care in the child, carer and caseworker surveys conducted as part of the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS). The purpose of this report is to provide a useful reference point for policy...
Briefing paper

Key findings from the evaluation of the Homeless Youth Assistance Program (HYAP)

This briefing paper outlines key findings from the evaluation of the Homeless Youth Assistance Program (HYAP) and how the NSW Department of Communities and Justice is responding to the evaluation findings.
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.
Report

Factors influencing therapy use following a disclosure of child sexual abuse

This paper reports on the results of a rapid evidence review of research into factors influencing the utilisation of therapy for child sexual abuse.
Report

Rates of therapy use following a disclosure of child sexual abuse

This paper describes a rapid evidence review of research on the utilisation of therapy for child sexual abuse.
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.