An overview of conceptual definitions of abusive and neglectful behaviours, and legislative definitions of "a child in need of protection"
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Outlines recent research literature and discusses the use and effects of corporal punishment on children
A guide to the various child safety screening programs in each Australian state and territory
This paper reports on the results of a rapid evidence review of research into factors influencing the utilisation of therapy for child sexual abuse.
This paper describes a rapid evidence review of research on the utilisation of therapy for child sexual abuse.
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
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
Information on how to report suspected child abuse and neglect, including key contacts in each state and territory
An overview of the economic costs of child abuse and neglect to the departments responsible for child protection services in Australia