We need to collect better data to improve our understanding of how vulnerable children in need become offenders, writes Dr Kath McFarlane.
Child abuse and neglect
This report from the AIHW presents statistics on young people involved in both the child protection and juvenile justice systems.
This report from the NT Royal Commission uses children's own words to describe their experiences of the child protection system.
An overview of the statistics on child deaths resulting from abuse and neglect, and information on the recording of child deaths in Australia
Event dates: 4-6 December 2017, Melbourne, Vic.
This article examines the role of homelessness in the link between child maltreatment and youth offending.
This report provides an overview of the key concepts in defining child neglect and the common risk factors for neglect.
Resource - Challenging misconceptions about sexual offending: Creating an evidence-based resource for police and legal practitioners
This resource from the Australian Institute of Family Studies challenges some of the common myths and misconceptions about sexual offending.
The Queensland Family and Child Commission has published three reports which review the foster care and blue card system.
The NSW government has released a discussion paper on strengthening child sexual abuse laws and seeks submissions in response.