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ReThink Orphanages Australia and the ACFID Child Rights Community of Practice,

This briefing note was developed by ReThink Orphanages Australia and the ACFID Child Rights Community of Practice to assist entities in Australia and abroad who have orphanages in their supply chains and/or operations to understand the implications of Australia’s Modern Slavery Act 2018. 

Susan Baidawi & Rosemary Sheehan - Australian Institute of Criminology,

This paper from the Australian Institute of Criminology presents selected findings of a detailed case file audit of 300 crossover children (children from child protection backgrounds in the youth justice system) appearing before the Children’s Court of Victoria, Australia in 2016–17.

Jessica Cocks - Children Australia,

Drawing on the findings of a Churchill Fellowship study tour, this article discusses the need to expand understanding of family engagement and, in particular, to implement Family Inclusive practice in Australian child welfare, both to increase reunification and to improve outcomes for children who do not return home.

Susan Baidawi & Rosemary Sheehan - Report to the Criminology Research Advisory Council. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology,

The study set out to examine the extent to which children and young people before the Criminal Division of the Victorian Children’s Court in Australia were also clients of the statutory Child Protection system, and to better understand the characteristics of this group.

Amanda L. Neil, et al - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study was to estimate the costs of hospitalization for physical and mental health conditions by child protection status, including out-of-home-care (OOHC) placement, from birth until 13-years, and to assess the excess costs associated with child protection contact over this period.

Erica Russ, Bob Lonne, Deborah Lynch - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This Australian longitudinal, qualitative study explored child protection worker perceptions and experiences of resilience to inform understandings of worker resilience, and implications for worker functioning and workforce retention.

Erica Russ, Bob Lonne, Deborah Lynch - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This Australian longitudinal, qualitative study explored child protection worker perceptions and experiences of resilience to inform understandings of worker resilience, and implications for worker functioning and workforce retention.

J. Dare, R. Marquis, E. Wenden, S. Gopi, D. A. Coall - Children and Youth Services Review,

This research aimed to investigate grandparents’ perspectives on the impact of Leadership and Respite Camps, designed for children being raised by their grandparents, on their grandchildren.

Fiona Oates - Child Abuse & Neglect,

A strategy gaining traction to address the disproportionate representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the statutory child protection system is to recruit more Indigenous practitioners into statutory child protection work. This paper reports on results from a recent doctoral study which explored the experiences of Indigenous child protection practitioners based in Queensland, Australia.

Leith Harding, Kate Murray, Jane Shakespeare-Finch, Ron Frey - Children and Youth Services Review,

The current research explores the perceived wellbeing of foster and kin carers, with attention to the different experiences of the two groups.