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Australian Centre for Child Protection

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    SURVEY: How do children's behaviours affect carers?

      If you are a foster carer and want to do this survey

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    Centre research makes headlines in national media

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

    Read the article here
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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.

    Learn more & watch online!
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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 the Terms of Reference for proposed South Australian Royal Commission.

    Read our response
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    Centre provides expert comment on the recent case of alleged institutional child sexual abuse

    Leading child protection expert and Deputy Director of the Centre, A/Prof Leah Bromfield comments on recent allegations.

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    International FASD Awareness Day, 09 September - Forum on key findings

    We are at the forefront of emerging areas of research in child protection, like FASD. We mark the Day by presenting 'key findings on interventions for children with FASD'.

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    View our 2014 ACWA Presentation

    'Transforming evidence and practice to promote connection for Aboriginal children, their families and communities', Aunt Sue Blacklock, Prof Fiona Arney, Karen Menzies, Gillian Bonser & Paula Hayden.

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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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