Indigenous child protection


8 Mar 2019

This report presents statistics on state and territory child protection and family support services, and selected characteristics of children receiving these services. These include statistics for 2017–18, and trends over the 5-year period from 2013–14 to 2017–18.


8 Mar 2019

This report presents an overview of results from a 2018 national data collection on the views of children in out-of-home care.


6 Mar 2019

The Victorian government committed to reporting annually on its response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse for five years, until 2022. This is the first annual report.


5 Mar 2019

The importation of child sex dolls into Australia has created increasing concerns. However, the implications of these products, and especially their link with child contact sexual offending, remain unclear.

Discussion paper

21 Feb 2019

A public health approach to protecting children means a focus on preventing child abuse and neglect from occurring in the first place. This project exams system design: what is known about ‘what works’ to enable the public health approach to protecting children.


7 Feb 2019

This is a record of inquest hearings into the deaths of thirteen children and young persons in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia, held in 2017.


National framework for protecting Australia’s children 2009–2020
30 Jan 2019

This is the final action plan in a series of four about a national child protection framework.


22 Jan 2019

This chapter reports on the performance of governments in providing child protection, out-of-home care, family support services and intensive family support services.


14 Dec 2018

This report highlights the progress being made across the Australian government to implement the recommendations made in the Royal Commission’s final report presented to the Governor-General in December 2017.

Discussion paper

13 Dec 2018

This paper seeks the views of organisations providing services or facilities for children and young people, peak associations, regulators, government agencies, and families, children and young people on the implementation and operation of Victoria’s child safe standards and associated regulatory framework. The standards were fully...


Northern Territory child and adolescent health and wellbeing strategic plan 2018–2028
6 Dec 2018

This strategy document provides the framework to improve the lives of children and young Territorians from 0-24 years of age. The integration of services, such as housing, education, youth justice and child protection, are all addressed in the plan.


First progress report - November 2018
16 Nov 2018

One year on from the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory’s final report and six months into the reform journey, the Northern Territory government is making progress to improve support and services to families experiencing vulnerability and overhaul...


13 Nov 2018

Children are already being removed from Indigenous communities at an unprecedented rate. Indigenous children make up 36.9% of children in out-of-home care in Australia, despite being just 3% of the population.


16 Oct 2018

This report presents information on people aged 10–17 who were in the child protection system and under youth justice supervision from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2017.


1 Sep 2018

The ACT government is currently conducting a review of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the ACT child protection system. This interim report oulines a number of recommendations that have already been made.


11 Jul 2018

The Victorian government acknowledges findings of historical abuse within state government institutions and the ongoing psychological and physical harm suffered by many survivors. The Victorian government is taking responsibility to ensure that these failures to protect children never happen again.


4 Jul 2018

Recent research into the pressures on the out-of-home care (OOHC) system concluded that there was a limited amount of research driven by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community itself, which indicates that Indigenous voices are not being adequately captured. This silencing means that the...


11 May 2018

This report explores whether different groups of maltreaters can be identified based on their frequency of contact with child protection agencies. It also explores differences among individuals identified as responsible for harm across age, gender, Indigenous status, relationship with victim and harm type.


Findings of the first two case file reviews
16 Apr 2018

The Early Intervention Research Directorate (EIRD) held a Research Forum on 10 April 2018, where the External Expert Consortium of researchers shared their overarching key findings from child abuse/neglect prevention and early intervention research to date.

These research findings impact how individuals, organisations and...


Findings from the Early Intervention Research Directorate desktop evaluations
16 Apr 2018

Professor Leah Bromfield, Co-Director at the Australian Centre for Child Protection presented the findings from the EIRD Desktop Evaluations.



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