An overview of conceptual definitions of abusive and neglectful behaviours, and legislative definitions of "a child in need of protection"
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Information on how to report suspected child abuse and neglect, including key contacts in each state and territory
A snapshot of the rates of involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in child protection and out-of-home care during 2016–2017
A guide to the various child safety screening programs in each Australian state and territory
This paper provides a national overview and comparison of cross-agency responses to severe child abuse.
Information about who is required by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect to government child protection authorities
Information for practitioners and researchers on age of consent legislation in Australia
A snapshot of child protection activity in Australia during 2015-16
An overview of what is known about the prevalence of different forms of child abuse and neglect in Australia
Outlines the different approaches and instruments used to assess whether children are at risk of maltreatment