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Juvenile Justice

Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the NT

An interim report from the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory, presented in 2017. The Royal Commission has been established to provide an evaluation of the justice system in the Northern Territory and provide measures and improvements to help Indigenous children.

National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children

The Australian Government Department of Social Services 2010-2022 national plan to reduce violence against women and their children. One in three Australian women have experienced physical violence since the age of 15. This report outlines the actions made by the government to reduce levels of violence and promote gender equality over the coming years

Child Protection and Notification Rates

This 2014 report by the Australian Government Institute of Health and Welfare looks at children receiving child protection services in each jurisdiction; the number of substantiations per child; co-occurring types of abuse and neglect; socioeconomic status; and ‘average day’ measures. The report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012-13) also includes detailed statistical information on state and territory child protection and support services, and some of the characteristics of the children receiving these services. Childcare and education statistics can be sought here.

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Keep Them Safe? Report by the NSW Ombudsman

This report by the NSW Ombudsman examines whether NSW Community Services’ capacity to adequately respond to children assessed as being at risk of significant harm has improved as a result of changes to the child protection system introduced through Keep Them Safe. A Special Report to Parliament under s31 of the Ombudsman Act 1974.