Child & Family


Business resourceTo access It's Your Business on the ADHC website visit https://www.adhc.nsw.gov.au/sp/training_and_development/Its-your-business-resource


To access It's Your Business on the Industry Development Fund website visit http://idfnsw.org.au/corporate-governance 

 


 

Record numbers of at risk children being seen and assessed by caseworkers26 May 2017 - 

The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) has revealed more children than ever before who are at risk of significant harm (ROSH) have received a face-to-face assessment from a FACS caseworker.

 


 

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Gender equality, violence against women, and the "Nordic paradox"


This article explores the links between gender equality and violence against women, using the situation in Nordic countries as an example.

The economic costs of child abuse and neglect

CFCA Resource Sheet— September 2016

An overview of the economic costs of child abuse and neglect to the departments responsible for child protection services in Australia

The economic costs of child abuse and neglect

Stronger communities, safer children: Findings from recent Australian research on the importance of community in keeping children safe

CFCA Resource Sheet— August 2016

Findings from a number of research reports relevant to the theme of National Child Protection Week 2016: “Stronger Communities, Safer Children”.

Stronger communities, safer children

Supporting recovery in families affected by parental mental illness

Rhys Price-Robertson, Gemma Olsen, Helen Francis, Angela Obradovic and Brad Morgan
CFCA Practitioner Resource— August 2016

Outlines ways in which practitioners can support healing and recovery in families affected by parental mental illness

Supporting recovery in families affected by parental mental illness

The effect of trauma on the brain development of children: Evidence-based principles for supporting the recovery of children in care

Sara McLean
CFCA Practitioner Resource— June 2016

An overview of cognitive development in children who have experienced trauma, and principles to support effective practice responses

The effect of trauma on the brain development of children

Risk assessment instruments in child protection

CFCA Resource Sheet— June 2016

Outlines the different approaches and instruments used to assess whether children are at risk of maltreatment

Risk assessment instruments in child protection

Mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect

CFCA Resource Sheet— May 2016

Information about who is required by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect to government child protection authorities

Mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect

Supported playgroups for parents and children: The evidence for their benefits

Joanne Commerford and Elly Robinson
CFCA Paper No. 40 — May 2016

This paper defines the types of supported playgroups in operation in Australia, and assesses the evidence for their benefits for parents and children

Supported playgroups for parents and children

Pre-employment screening: Working With Children Checks and Police Checks

CFCA Resource Sheet— May 2016

A guide to the various child safety screening programs in each Australian state and territory

Pre-employment screening: Working with children checks and police checks

Child deaths from abuse and neglect

CFCA Resource Sheet— May 2016

An overview of the statistics on child deaths resulting from abuse and neglect, and information on the recording of child deaths in Australia

Child deaths from abuse and neglect

Community engagement: A key strategy for improving outcomes for Australian families

Tim Moore, Myfanwy McDonald, Harriet McHugh-Dillon and Sue West
CFCA Paper No. 39 — April 2016

This paper seeks to clarify what community engagement involves, and the role it can play in improving outcomes for children and families

 

Young people in child protection and under youth justice supervision 2014–15

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

28 October 2016 | This report presents information on young people aged 10–17 who were both in the child protection system and under youth justice supervision in 2014–15, demonstrating the insights that can be gained through data linkage.
Topics: Problem youth, Youth--Institutional care, Child welfare 
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Children better off with two years of preschool

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childrenincarereportCFCA has released a paper that provides a snapshot of the data on Australian children and young people who were in out-of-home-care during 2014-15. Some of the key challenges in providing a safe and stable care arrangement are also discussed. This report is held in conjunction with the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020.