Australian Centre for Child Protection

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    Is there a better system to protect kids whose parents are convicted of murder?

    Read our recent leading edge article by PhD candidate Rosemaria Flaherty and Director Prof Fiona Arney in The Conversation.

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    Watch our Director explain the role of an South Australian Children's Commissioner

      Our Director, Professor Fiona Arney, and the National Children's Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, outlines this role with students.

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    Developing national interdisciplinary educational framework for professionals working with children in early years

    Promoting professional collaboration & alignment

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    PhD student Rosemaria Flaherty discusses potential legislation

    Legislation before SA parliament calls for parents convicted of killing, seriously harming or endangering a child to automatically have future children removed from them at birth. Is this an ideal approach?

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    Research featured as 'Top Read Article'

    Dr James Herbert, ACCP Research Fellow, has had his research featured as a 'Top Read' article in leading Evaluation Review journal. His article is titled 'Researching Evaluation Influence: A review of the literature'.

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    Child Aware Local Communities - new eLearning courses

    Now available! 'Child Aware Supervision' - eLearning Course provides training for supervisors to grow capacity for child and family-sensitive practices.

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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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    "Empowering Indigenous communities to prevent child abuse and neglect"

    Our Director Prof Fiona Arney and Alwin Chong, Director of Yaitya Purruna Indigenous Health, discuss this and more in 'The Conversation'.

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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.


Areas of study and research

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