Information on how to report suspected child abuse and neglect, including key contacts in each state and territory
CFCA produces a range of publications. These include CFCA Papers, which offer an objective exploration of how research applies to policy and practice, and are written by or in collaboration with expert researchers and service providers. CFCA Resource Sheets and Practitioner Resources are shorter papers that focus on a specific issue in depth.
To be notified when CFCA publications are released please subscribe to CFCA news.
An overview of conceptual definitions of abusive and neglectful behaviours, and legislative definitions of "a child in need of protection"
This paper presents evidence from a scoping review on the factors that influence the stability of placement moves for children in out-of-home care.
A guide to the various child safety screening programs in each Australian state and territory
Information for practitioners and researchers on age of consent legislation in Australia
Information about who is required by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect to government child protection authorities
This paper reviews evidence about client violence, and the threat of it, towards workers in the child, family and community welfare sector.
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
This paper outlines recent reforms to Australian child protection systems.
An overview of the statistics on child deaths resulting from abuse and neglect, and information on the recording of child deaths in Australia