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This article presents a brief scoping review of the literature on the educational outcomes of care experienced children and young people in Australia published since 2010.
For this study, a qualitative case file review was carried out to examine the nature of violence recorded in the narratives of 91 prenatal child protection reports from a single Australian jurisdiction in 2014.
In this episode of Nightlife, the hosts talk to three young people who spent their founding years in foster care. The young people discuss the challenges they faced and how the system can be improved.
The Children’s Commissioner of New Zealand undertook a thematic review of the policies, processes and practices of Oranga Tamariki Ministry for Children relating to care and protection issues for pēpi Māori (Māori infants) aged 0-3 months. This second report comes to the clear conclusion that to keep pēpi in the care of their whānau, Māori must be recognised as best placed to care for their own.
The purpose of this research was to examine the overlap between the Youth Justice (YJ) and the Child Protection (CP) systems in Australia, and profile selected characteristics of children and young people who have YJ and CP system involvement.
This article from the Sydney Morning Herald highlights a new position that has been created - NSW deputy guardian for Aboriginal children and young people - as part of government reforms to reduce the stark over-representation of Indigenous children in state care, and the head of the national peak body for First Nations children, Richard Weston, who will fill that role.
"The Victorian Ombudsman is calling for "major reform" of the state's residential care system, after investigating allegations that five children, as young as 11, were physically and sexually assaulted while in the state's care," says this article from ABC News in Australia.
The aims of the study were to (a) describe families who had participated in the Home Parenting Education and Support (HoPES) programme, (b) describe the key education content and support activities of the programme, and (c) identify the enablers and challenges in implementing HoPES.
In this article for Independent Australia, Gerry Georgatos, coordinator of the National Suicide Prevention & Trauma Recovery Project, discusses the "scandalously" high rates of child removals, of First Nations and Australian children.
This report brings together the latest state and territory data on 5 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (ATSICPP) indicators that measure and track the application of the Placement and Connection elements of the ATSICPP.