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Family for Every Child is seeking to hire a programme advisor based in New Zealand. This role is home based and flexible working patterns are possible, with the expectation that regardless of time zone you will be able to work flexibly to support work with colleagues in different time zones including occasional work outside normal working hours.
Parents and families, communities and governments too often are failing in their duty of care to vulnerable children, sometimes with tragic consequences. In Queensland, observers following the issue are waiting for the Palaszczuk government to release the first annual report by the Child Death Review Board that it was handed in October last year.
This report presents statistics on state and territory child protection and family support services, and selected characteristics of children receiving these services.
The authors of the article call for "meaningful steps to enshrine the full intent of the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle in legislation and implementation in practice."
This paper argues that the Commonwealth Government should introduce a nationally consistent extended care system that would require all jurisdictions to provide a minimum standard of support until at least 21 years of age.
In this study, the authors aimed to examine factors associated with intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment and quantify its extent in a population sample over a 30-year period in South Australia.
The current discussion paper explored the impact of COVID-19 on child maltreatment reports and CPS responses by comparing countries using available population data.
The Ngulluk Koolunga Ngulluk Koort (Our Children Our Heart) project conducted extensive Elder and community consultation to develop principles and practice recommendations for child protection governance in Western Australia. The authors of this paper explore these principles and practice recommendations and highlight the need for culturally safe community consultation and governance with a focus on repairing damage incurred by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community from past child protection policies.
"A steady stream of men have fled Afghanistan for Australia," says this article from SBS News, "but despite being recognised as refugees and granted protection, they have since faced never-ending visa delays for their wives and children to be able to join them. Some have now been waiting, alone, for more than 10 years."
A systematic review was conducted to examine the effectiveness of interventions and practice models for improving health and psychosocial outcomes of young people in residential care and to identify relevant knowledge gaps.