This paper describes the characteristics of families using Children’s Contact Services, and outlines key issues for service provision in this area
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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Enhancing the implementation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle: Policy and practice considerations
Outlines the contemporary understanding of the Principle, and reviews the barriers at the policy and practice levels that impede its implementation
A review of the research on the effectiveness of relationship education and counselling
An overview of the issues involved when displaying images of children and young people online, including privacy laws, consent and safety
A practical guide for organisations, professionals and any other person responding to children and young people disclosing abuse
Review of kinship carer surveys to identify messages for policy and practice about the characteristics and support needs of kinship care families
A brief history of developments in child protection services in Australia and internationally
An overview of the public health model and how it applies to the Australian child welfare and child protection system
Provides practical information on the structures, practices and actions that support a change toward a strong culture of evaluation and research
An overview of the current evidence on who is likely to be a perpetrator of child abuse and neglect