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Children and young people

Child protection & notification rates

This report 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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Insights from the coalface

‘Insights from the coalface: The value of justice reinvestment for young Australians’ was produced by the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC) in 2013.

Keep Them Safe?

This report 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.

Inquiry into service provision to the Bourke and Brewarrina communities

Community leaders from Bourke and Brewarrina have held long-standing concerns about service sector inefficiencies and the limited reach of major early intervention and prevention programs. In light of these and a number of other related concerns, the NSW Ombudsman decided to inquire into and review the delivery of community services to the Brewarrina and Bourke communities. A NSW Ombudsman’s special report to Parliament under section 31 of the Ombudsman Act 1974.