An overview of child abuse and neglect terminology, including broad definitions of physical abuse, emotional maltreatment, neglect and sexual abuse
National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children
A guide to the various child safety screening programs in each Australian state and territory
A brief overview of child protection legislation across state and territory jurisdictions in Australia
Information about who is required by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect to government child protection authorities
Stronger communities, safer children: Findings from recent Australian research on the importance of community in keeping children safe
Findings from a number of research reports relevant to the theme of National Child Protection Week 2016: “Stronger Communities, Safer Children”.
What does the public health approach to preventing child maltreatment involve? What are its strengths and limitations?
National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children: Resources to support the Third Action Plan, 2015-2018
To mark the release of the Third Action Plan, 2015-2018, we have brought together a range of resources to support its key strategies.
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.