Child Family Community Australia

Evidence and resources for the child and family sector


If you have concerns about a child at risk of abuse or neglect, do not report it to CFCA or AIFS. Please refer to the CFCA resource sheet Reporting child abuse and neglect.

If you or someone you know is at imminent risk, call Emergency Services on 000.

About Child Family Community Australia (CFCA)

CFCA is an information exchange for practitioners, policy-makers, service providers and researchers working with children, families and communities.

CFCA provides evidence-based resources and interactive assistance for professionals working to protect children, support families, and strengthen communities across Australian jurisdictions.


CFCA papers offer an objective exploration of how research applies to policy and practice, and are written by or in collaboration with expert researchers and service providers. CFCA resource sheets and practice guides are shorter papers that focus on a specific issue in depth, and CFCA short articles are summaries of important research and resources of relevance to our key audiences. 

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The CFCA webinar series provides easy access to presentations on a range of relevant topics from eminent researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and service providers. Sessions are free, and presentation materials, including audio recordings and transcripts, are made available for download from the website.

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Helpdesk service

CFCA provides a research and information helpdesk for child, family and community welfare practitioners, service providers, researchers and policy-makers. We assist with enquiries related to the latest stats and facts, evaluation advice, research findings, and practice/policy pointers. Please submit your enquiry via the Research and information helpdesk.