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

Portrait of Australian Boy at Lismore, NSW, Australia
CFCA Paper— Aug 2019

This paper describes the configuration and characteristics of current therapeutic residential care services in Australia.

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

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

Woman standing and talking to people sitting around a desk in an office setting
Guidelines— Jun 2019

The purpose of this guide is to help in the implementation of evidence-informed programs and practices in the child and family service sector.

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