An overview of conceptual definitions of abusive and neglectful behaviours, and legislative definitions of "a child in need of protection"
CFCA produces a range of publications. These include CFCA Papers, which offer an objective exploration of how research applies to policy and practice, and are written by or in collaboration with expert researchers and service providers. CFCA Resource Sheets and Practitioner Resources are shorter papers that focus on a specific issue in depth.
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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
Intimate partner violence in Australian refugee communities: Scoping review of issues and service responses
This paper looks at intimate partner violence in Australian refugee communities, and how service providers can provide appropriate support.
A list of national and state/territory helplines and telephone counselling services for children, young people and parents
This paper provides an update on developments in therapeutic residential care and touches on issues that should form the focus of future research.
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 resource sheet summarises data that link the child protection system and youth justice supervision in Australia.