Report—Child protection Australia 2016-17

Report—Child protection Australia 2016-17

13 March 2018

This report provides statistics on child protection services in Australia for the 2016–17 period.

This report has been published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Among its key findings, the report highlights that:

  • 1 in 32 children in Australia received child protection services ( a total of 168,352 children)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were 7 times as likely as non-Indigenous children to have received child protection services
  • children from very remote areas are 4 times as likely as those from major cities to be the subject of a substantiation or be in out of home care
  • 74% of children who received child protection services were repeat clients
  • over 32,000 children have been in out-of-home care for over 2 years

Access the report from the AIHW website.

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