A brief overview of child protection legislation across state and territory jurisdictions in Australia
Child protection legislation
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.
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 paper outlines recent reforms to Australian child protection systems.
Event dates: 17-18 November 2017, Terrigal, NSW.
An overview of the statistics on child deaths resulting from abuse and neglect, and information on the recording of child deaths in Australia
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.
Information about who is required by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect to government child protection authorities