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
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
Outlines the role and duties of children's commissioners, and how they differ between Australian states and territories
A guide to the various child safety screening programs in each Australian state and territory
A brief overview of child protection legislation across state and territory jurisdictions in Australia
This paper outlines recent reforms to Australian child protection systems.