This paper provides a national overview and comparison of cross-agency responses to severe child abuse.
Child abuse and neglect
This report discusses the links between children's exposure to maltreatment and an increased risk of developmental vulnerability.
A short overview of the final report released by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on 15 December 2017.
This final report comprises 17 volumes and includes a total of 189 new recommendations, with a focus on making institutions safer for children.
This paper presents a review of available literature on problem sexual behaviours and sexually abusive behaviours exhibited in young people.
Reporting child abuse and neglect: State and territory departments responsible for protecting children
Information on how to report suspected child abuse and neglect, including key contacts in each state and territory
This report from the Family Matters campaign examines the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care.
This review examined the effectiveness and operation of the Children and Community Services Act 2004 in Western Australia.
Report—Royal Commission into the protection and detention of children in the Northern Territory: Final report
This report recommends a number reforms to the child protection, youth justice and detention systems in the Northern Territory.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released results from the 2016 Personal Safety Survey, which examines experiences of violence and safety.