Child abuse & neglect

The focus of AIFS research in the areas of child abuse and neglect is on protecting children from harm.

Publications about Child abuse & neglect

CFCA— Nov 2017

This paper outlines recent reforms to Australian child protection systems.

CFCA— Oct 2017

An overview of out-of-home care statistics in Australia.

CFCA— Oct 2017

This resource explores how an understanding of abuse and neglect of children with disability can assist in establishing child-safe organisations.

CFCA— Oct 2017

An overview of the statistics on child deaths resulting from abuse and neglect, and information on the recording of child deaths in Australia.

CFCA— Sep 2017

Findings from the latest research on activities and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect.

CFCA— Sep 2017

Information about who is required by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect to government child protection authorities.

CFCA— May 2017

An overview of the risk and protective factors for child abuse and neglect in families.

CFCA— Apr 2017

Practical guidance for involving children in child-safe organisations, based on what children and young people have said themselves

Commissioned report— Oct 2016

Reviews the emergence of trauma-informed care in Australia and overseas and how it is being implemented in practice.

CFCA— Aug 2016

Findings from a number of research reports relevant to the theme of National Child Protection Week 2016: “Stronger Communities, Safer Children”.

Commissioned report— May 2016

Examines the intersections between alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and sexual victimisation and trauma and their support sectors.

Establishing the connection
Guidelines— May 2016

These guidelines have been developed to build the capacity of workers in the sexual assault and alcohol and other drug sectors to support clients.

Commissioned report— Jul 2015

This paper establishes the current state of knowledge on the association between alcohol and drug use and sexual violence.

Conceptualising the prevention of child sexual abuse
Research Report— Jun 2015

What are the conceptual, policy and practice challenges that the prevention of child sexual abuse presents?

Commissioned report— Sep 2014

This literature review examines best practice in family violence prevention, early intervention, and response strategies aimed at children aged 0-10.

Commissioned report— Aug 2014

Literature review on the profile of women offenders that presents an evidence-informed framework for supporting these women in correctional settings.

Reflecting on primary prevention of violence against women
ACSSA Issues— Jul 2014

Reflections on Australia's efforts in primary prevention of violence against women and offers suggestions for the next steps to continue the momentum.

Under the influence? Considering the role of alcohol and sexual assault in social contexts
ACSSA Issues— Jul 2014

Reviews research on the link between alcohol and sexual assaults that are perpetrated in circumstances of socialising and sexual interactions