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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Focusing on recent research, this paper discusses elder abuse in Australia and its prevalence, impact and associated risk factors.
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.
An overview of the economic costs of child abuse and neglect to the departments responsible for child protection services 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.
Outlines the role and duties of children's commissioners, and how they differ between Australian states and territories
A guide to the various child safety screening programs in each Australian state and territory
This paper provides a national overview and comparison of cross-agency responses to severe child abuse.