Our Collaborators

Kids sitting on world mapThe Australian Centre for Child Protection is a multidisciplinary organisation which conducts research, develops policy and implements training and practice across the professional spectrum of child protection.

As such, strategic partnerships with a range of Government and non-government organisations and stakeholders inform the nature and breadth of our work.

From working with practitioners to strengthen child protection in remote communities, to consultatively advising Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments on policy approaches to guide child protection, to assisting the Royal Commission, our Centre is renowned for its expertise in translating research into evidence-based practice.

By working collaboratively with researchers and academics at Universities and other institutions, both within Australia and overseas, we have also influenced and guided the development of legal frameworks and service systems at a global level. Our international relationships span the world from the UK to Canada, the United States of America and Switzerland. 

Non-government organisations, peak bodies and professional associations

Philanthropic organisations

Aboriginal controlled organisations

Government departments, organisations and inquiries

  • Australian Government Departments of Industry; Education; and Social Services
  • Australian Institute of Criminology
  • Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Australian Institute for Health and Welfare
  • Victorian Department of Human Services
  • Royal Commission of Inquiry into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
  • Australian Capital Territory Community Services Directorate
  • New South Wales Departments of Family and Community Services; Education
  • Northern Territory Department for Children and Families
  • Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
  • South Australian Departments of Education and Child Development; Communities and Social Inclusion; Health
  • South Australian Child Protection Systems Royal Commission
  • Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services
  • Western Australian Department for Child Protection and Family Support

Academic Bodies

  • University of South Australia, Divisions of Education, Arts and Social Sciences; and Health Sciences
  • Australian Catholic University, Institute for Child Protection Studies
  • Australian National University, School of Regulation, Justice and Diplomacy
  • Griffith University, School of Psychology
  • Menzies School of Health Research, Centre for Child Development and Education
  • Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Law
  • Telethon Kids Institute, Fraser Mustard Centre
  • University of Adelaide, Schools of Psychology and Population Health and the Better Start Child Health and Development Research Group
  • University of Melbourne, School of Social Work
  • University of New South Wales, Social Policy Research Centre
  • University of Newcastle, Family Action Centre
  • University of Queensland, School of Psychology
  • University of Technology Sydney, Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health
  • Australian Council of Deans of Education
  • Australian Council Heads of Schools of Social Work
  • Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery, Australia and New Zealand

 International collaborations

Areas of study and research

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