Child Family Community Australia

Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) is AIFS’ information hub for evidence, resources and support for professionals working in the child, family and community welfare sector.

Recent publications

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CFCA Paper— Feb 2020

This practice paper focuses on improving cross-sectoral relationships between child protection and child and family welfare practitioners.

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CFCA Resource Sheet— Jan 2020

A snapshot of the rates of involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in child protection and out-of-home care during 2016–2017

Australian legal definitions: When is a child in need of protection?
CFCA Resource Sheet— Dec 2019

An overview of conceptual definitions of abusive and neglectful behaviours, and legislative definitions of "a child in need of protection"

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