About Child Family Community Australia

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To be a primary source of quality, evidence-based information, resources and interactive support for professionals in the child, family and community welfare sectors.



The CFCA information exchange produces a number of publications including long papers, resource sheets and practice guides, which are published electronically and are free to access.

Subscribe to CFCA news to receive email notifications of the release of CFCA publications. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with CFCA's news and publication releases.

CFCA papers build on traditional literature reviews by offering an objective exploration of how research applies to policy and practice, and are not intended to be exhaustive or systematic literature reviews. Papers are often written by or in collaboration with expert researchers and service providers. Policy and practice case studies and other examples are often provided to illustrate the points observed. Key messages summarise the main conclusions.

CFCA resource sheets and practice guides are shorter papers that focus on a specific issue in depth. Summaries of legislation in a useable format, key messages related to good practice and overviews of statistical data are common examples.

All CFCA papers and short articles are subject to a review process. CFCA papers are reviewed externally by subject experts.


CFCA webinars provide monthly professional development opportunities, and are delivered by eminent researchers and experienced practitioners. Full recordings of our webinars, as well as presentation slides and audio transcripts, are made available after the event.

News & Discussion

CFCA's news and discussion pages are a dynamic, interactive source of the latest information in the child, family and community welfare sectors. Here you can engage in discussions with your peers, comment on our content, find and contribute short articles on current issues, read summaries of important research and reports, and discover what's new in the field.

CFCA news

CFCA news brings together the latest offerings from the CFCA website, including our news and discussion items - providing a snapshot of the sector, direct to your inbox. Subscribe to CFCA news and receive free fortnightly email notifications of our publications and AIFS news, as well as information on the latest research, practice news and resources, and forthcoming conferences and events. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with our news and publication releases.

Research and information helpdesk

CFCA provides a research and information helpdesk for child, family and community welfare service providers. Our research and information helpdesk can provide assistance with enquiries related to the latest stats and facts, evaluation advice, research findings, practice/policy pointers or many other topics.

To access the research and information helpdesk, please subscribe to CFCA news.


CFCA staff have completed a number of research projects. See our completed research projects, including those from the former National Child Protection Clearinghouse.

Fact Sheets and Papers produced from our research are available from the publications page.


  • Nerida Joss - Executive Manager | Knowledge Translation & Impact
  • Amanda Coleiro - Manager, Content and Knowledge
  • Mitchell Bowden - Manager, Engagement and Impact
  • Nicole Paterson - Research Officer
  • Will Douglas - Research Officer

Need some help?

CFCA offers a free research and information helpdesk for child, family and community welfare practitioners, service providers, researchers and policy makers through the CFCA News.