Information about who is required by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect to government child protection authorities
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An overview of conceptual definitions of abusive and neglectful behaviours, and legislative definitions of "a child in need of protection"
Information on how to report suspected child abuse and neglect, including key contacts in each state and territory
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.
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