This paper outlines recent reforms to Australian child protection systems.
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An overview of the statistics on child deaths resulting from abuse and neglect, and information on the recording of child deaths in Australia
Information about who is required by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect to government child protection authorities
Information for practitioners and researchers on age of consent legislation in Australia
A snapshot of child protection activity in Australia during 2015-16
Outlines the role and duties of children's commissioners, and how they differ between Australian states and territories
Examines Australian and international research to identify key areas of support that may help young people successfully transition from care
A guide to the various child safety screening programs in each Australian state and territory
An overview of conceptual definitions of abusive and neglectful behaviours, and legislative definitions of "a child in need of protection"
An overview of child abuse and neglect terminology, including broad definitions of physical abuse, emotional maltreatment, neglect and sexual abuse