The Australian Centre for Child Protection (ACCP) is Australia’s premier research centre for the prevention of child abuse and neglect, leading a public health approach to child protection research. Our vision and work are led by the desire to develop a system founded on research and clinical excellence which responds to the needs of vulnerable children and families. We specialise in innovative approaches and solutions, including responding to families with complex and multiple needs, child protection system and service reform and redesign, and the development and implementation of best practice child protection programs and services.

The Centre is committed to promoting the needs, views and experiences of children and young people and leading the development of practices and policies that respond to them. We are also dedicated to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and their communities. To achieve success and realise our bold vision, we partner with governments and organisations across states and territories, nationally and internationally. Find out how you can partner with us to help drive a bright future for children and families. 

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country and the lands throughout Australia, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past and present. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Elders and of all communities who also work and live on this land.

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Research capabilities

Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018


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UniSA Video

How the ACCP is reforming Australia’s child protection system

Child abuse and neglect is one of Australia’s greatest social and public health crises. Its impact is wide ranging, devastating and intergenerational. The ACCP is at the forefront of child protection research and is developing innovative approaches to preventing and responding to abuse and neglect. The Centre’s work is providing positive change to Australia’s child protection system and improving the safety of our children.

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t: +61 8 8302 2904 

Postal address
Australian Centre for Child Protection
GPO Box 2471
SA,  5001

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