Australian Centre for Child Protection

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    National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day 2015

    On Tuesday 04 August we join Australia in celebrating Children's Day - Little People, Big Futures.

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    You're invited! child protection practitioners are invited to participate in key research

    If you are or have been involved in decision making about the placement of children in care you are invited to participate in this pioneering research study.

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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.

    Watch online here
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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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    "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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    Our Ambassador Aunt Sue Blacklock calls for more kinship carers, warning of another stolen generation

    Aboriginal Elder and Inaugural Ambassador for the Centre, Aunt Sue Blacklock discusses in key article.

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    Child neglect in the news: increasing rates and profound long-term consequences of untreated neglect

    Prof Fiona Arney was interviewed by ABC, discussing the 'neglect of neglect' and long-term problems linked to child neglect.

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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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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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