An overview of the economic costs of child abuse and neglect to the departments responsible for child protection services in Australia
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An overview of out-of-home care statistics in Australia
An overview of child abuse and neglect terminology, including broad definitions of physical abuse, emotional maltreatment, neglect and sexual abuse
This resource sheet summarises data that link the child protection system and youth justice supervision in Australia.
This paper is designed to encourage practitioners to critically reflect on the role diagnostic systems play in their work with children and families.
Developmental differences in children who have experienced adversity: Threat bias (practice guide 4 of 4)
This series of practitioner resources describes four areas of developmental difference and outlines principles for supporting affected children.
A guide to the various child safety screening programs in each Australian state and territory
This paper presents a review of available literature on problem sexual behaviours and sexually abusive behaviours exhibited in young people.
This paper outlines recent reforms to Australian child protection systems.
This resource explores how an understanding of abuse and neglect of children with disability can assist in establishing child-safe organisations.