This resource is for evaluation beginners needing help with developing an evaluation plan for a program, project or service for children and families.
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 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
An overview of conceptual definitions of abusive and neglectful behaviours, and legislative definitions of "a child in need of protection"
Therapeutic residential care services in Australia: A description of current service characteristics
This paper describes the configuration and characteristics of current therapeutic residential care services in Australia.
The purpose of this guide is to help in the implementation of evidence-informed programs and practices in the child and family service sector.
Information on how to report suspected child abuse and neglect, including key contacts in each state and territory
This paper provides an update on developments in therapeutic residential care and touches on issues that should form the focus of future research.
This resource sheet summarises data that link the child protection system and youth justice supervision in Australia.
This paper is designed to encourage practitioners to critically reflect on the role diagnostic systems play in their work with children and families.