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 list of national and state/territory helplines and telephone counselling services for children, young people and parents
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
This paper provides a national overview and comparison of cross-agency responses to severe child abuse.
This paper outlines recent reforms to Australian child protection systems.
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