An overview of conceptual definitions of abusive and neglectful behaviours, and legislative definitions of "a child in need of protection"
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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
An overview of the economic costs of child abuse and neglect to the departments responsible for child protection services in Australia
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 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
Information for practitioners and researchers on age of consent legislation in Australia
A snapshot of child protection activity in Australia during 2015-16
This paper offers guidance to the management of child protection and related services by drawing on occupational health literature