Karen works in the Child Family Community Australia team at AIFS as a Senior Research Officer. Karen has more than 20 years’ experience working in the field of youth work, child and family welfare, and statutory child protection services. This has included a number of roles within the Victorian statutory child protection system, including leadership positions. Karen has sole-authored and co-authored a number of journal articles, book chapters, and reports, all focusing on the topic of child protection and child safety. They include a critique of the public health model as it is applied to child protection; risk assessment of sex offenders; intervening to protect children from cumulative harm, children’s participation in child protection decision making; and child protection workers decision making.
Broadley. K. (in press). Virtue ethics and good professional judgment in child protection. In Y. Robinson, W. Petherick & I. Bryce (Eds.), Child Abuse: Evidence, Prevention, Management and Policy, Elsevier.
Broadley. K. (in press). A decision making framework for the child protection intake phase. In Y. Robinson, W. Petherick & I. Bryce (Eds.), Child Abuse: Evidence, Prevention, Management and Policy, Elsevier
Goddard. C., Broadley. K., & Hunt. S. (2017). Children’s Services: Toward Effective Child Protection. In L. Dixon, D. Perkins, C. Hamilton-Giachritsis & L. Craig (Eds.), What Works in child Protection: an Evidence-Based approach to Assessment and Intervention in Care Proceedings. Wiley-Blackwell Publishers.
Broadley. K. (2016). Making the decision to remove a child from parental care: Twelve decision making criteria, Children Australia, 41(2) 90-97
Bessant. J., & Broadley. K. (2016). Transparency, Secrecy and ‘Uncomfortable Knowledge’ in Child Protection, Policy Studies, 37(2) 93-112
Broadley. K., Hunt. S., & Goddard. C. (2015). Response to Jennifer Lehmann’s Reflections on Out-of-Home Care, Children Australia, 40(4), 286-289
Broadley. K., Hunt. S., Goddard. C. & Mudaly. N., (2015). The ethical obligations of research with vulnerable young people who have dependent children, Communities, Children and Families Australia, 9(2) 23 - 33
Broadley. K., & Goddard. C. (2015). A public health approach to child protection: Why data matter, Children Australia, 40(1) 69–77.
Broadley. K., Goddard, C., & Tucci, J. (2014). They count for nothing: Poor child protection statistics are a barrier to a child-centred national framework. Melbourne: Australian Childhood Foundation, Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia, Monash University.