National Audit of Australian Child Protection Research 1995-2004

National Audit of Australian Child Protection Research 1995-2004

Daryl Higgins, Rennell Adams, Leah Bromfield, Nick Richardson and Melissa S. Aldana

Report— December 2005

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Table of contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Executive Summary
  • Objectives
  • Methodology
    Audit Criteria
    •  1.  Service agencies
    •  2.  Universities
    •  3.  Governments
    •  4.  Funding bodies
    •  5.  Other key contacts
    •  6.  Library searches
    •  7.  Personal contacts
  • Analysis: Results and Discussion
  • Section A. Coverage
    •  1.  Number of research prlojects examining each type of abuse or neglect
    •  2.  Number of projects addressing different topics
    •  3.  Changes in the focus over the 10 years (1995-2004)
  • Section B. Research infrastructure and funding
    •  4.  Geographic breakdown of location of research
    •  5.  Types of organisations conducting research
    •  6.  Level of funding
    •  7.  Type of funding agencies
    •  8.  Whether research was part of a degree program
  • Section C. Types of research/methodology
    •  9.  Discipline area
    •  10. Sample type
    •  11. Sample size
    •  12. Number of projects that had ethics approvals
    •  13. Multiple site projects
  • Section D. Productivity/output
    •  14. Frequency of different publication types
    •  15. Porjects addressing Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander issues
  • Section E. Findings: What we now know
    •  Findings from Research
      • Statutory Child Protection Services
      • Prevention
      • Intervention Programs
      • Risk Factors
      • Incidence
      • Methodological Issues
      • Summary: Research and Design Trends
  • Implications for Policy and Practice
  • Implications for Research
    • Researchers
    • Research design
    • Gaps and duplication
  • Dissemination
  • References
  • List of Appendices
    • Appendix A: Introductory letter and criteria
    • Appendix B: Listing of all 135 research projects
    • Appendix C: Publications from the audit projects
    • Appendix D: Publications from library searches
    • Appendix E: Thesis listing from library searches

Publication details

Published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, December 2005.
72 pp.

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