A guide to the various child safety screening programs in each Australian state and territory
National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children
Information about who is required by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect to government child protection authorities
An overview of child abuse and neglect terminology, including broad definitions of physical abuse, emotional maltreatment, neglect and sexual abuse
A brief overview of child protection legislation across state and territory jurisdictions in Australia
What does the public health approach to preventing child maltreatment involve? What are its strengths and limitations?
Dr Daryl Higgins' follow up comments on the report, A safe and supportive family environment for children.
This paper explores how insights from the field of community capacity-building can improve child welfare practice and policy in Australia.
Safe and supportive Indigenous families and communities for children: A synopsis and critique of Australian research
A review of research on building safe and supportive families and communities for Indigenous children in Australia.
Safe and supportive families and communities for children: A synopsis and critique of Australian research
This paper reviews the research on building safe and supportive families and communities for children in Australia. Based on assessments of 22 research and evaluation reports, it examines the evidence base in the areas of:
- community attitudes and awareness of child safety;
- parenting and family support; and
- child-friendly communities.
The paper synthesises the findings and discusses the implications for future research.
The purpose of this audit is to identify, describe and disseminate information about Australian research projects undertaken during 1995-2010