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Australian Centre for Child Protection

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    Child Aware Local Initiative

    Families Australia & Australian Centre for Child Protection are proudly jointly providing national leadership for Australian Government's Child Aware Local Initiative, aimed at enhancing community awareness & fostering safe, nurturing environments for kids.

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    A/Prof Bromfield's article in The Conversation - Abuse and neglect: Australia's child protection 'crisis'

    Discussing recent instances of child abuse and neglect, resourcing constraints &need for substantial new investment by governments in prevention.

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    Centre launches video clip

    We unveil our PREZI video clip, which outlines the grave need for child protection research and the essential work that the Centre does for Australian children and families. It is available on our website and on YouTube.

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    Director expands Centre's international influence

    Professor Fiona Arney was a guest of the Finnish National Institute of Health and Welfare, where she delivered key presentations and met with officials.

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    Centre research makes headlines in national media

    Research by Olivia Octoman and Deptuy Director Leah Bromfield that Families SA failed to investigate more than half the reports involving a child deemed at risk of significant harm has made headlines.

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    National Child Protection Week Annual Forum - watch online!

    The Centre presented the NCPW annual forum, titled 'New findings from child protection' on 09 September to a packed audience.

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    Centre provides expert comment on Aboriginal children in out of home care

    Director Fiona Arney provides expert media commentary on upcoming SA Royal Commission into the safety of at risk children, stating it requires a focus on Aboriginal children

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    Centre leaders respond to the proposed SA Royal Commission into the Safety of At Risk Children

    The Centre has provided the Minister a Response to Terms of Reference for proposed South Australian Royal Commission.

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Driving innovation in child protection policy and practice

The Australian Centre for Child Protection is dedicated to research that focuses on practical tools and techniques that benefit front-line staff in child and family protective services so that they can truly help children and families.

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