A brief overview of child protection legislation across state and territory jurisdictions in Australia
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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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
A snapshot of child protection activity in Australia during 2015-16
Outlines recent research literature and discusses the use and effects of corporal punishment on children
This paper offers guidance to the management of child protection and related services by drawing on occupational health literature
An overview of what we know, and what needs to be better understood, about children’s attachment needs in the context of out-of-home care
Examines Australian and international research to identify key areas of support that may help young people successfully transition from care
This paper describes the characteristics of families using Children’s Contact Services, and outlines key issues for service provision in this area