Australian Centre for Child Protection

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    Director wins key Researcher Achievement Award

    Prof Fiona Arney was recently awarded the Mid-Career Researcher award in recognition of her stellar research career and innumerable contributions to child protection research, policy and practice.

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    Director Fiona Arney is interviewed on Radio Adelaide about Indigenous children in out-of-home care

    She says the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child placement policy is aimed at keeping children with their families, yet adherence to the policy is only at 15%.

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    Congratulations to our Early Career Researchers!

    Congratulations to Dr Mary Salveron and Dr James Herbert for winning the Early Career Researcher Networking Award! Mary also won the competitive Ian Potter Travel Grant.

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    Award-winning team!

    The Australian Centre for Child Protection's Professional staff were recently awarded the 2014 Team Work Award for their collaborative work undertaken together with practice and policy staff to build the Centre's national and international profile.

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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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    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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    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.

    Learn more and register for this core training
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    Study with us

    We deliver strong career pathways for graduates and Honours students, offering unique and relevant opportunities for those seeking careers related to child protection policy and practice.

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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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