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released: 5 May 2011 author: AIHW media release

This paper provides an overview of key measures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child safety, presenting a range of information relating to child injury and violence; child protection; and juvenile justice. National data show that Indigenous children are over-represented across a range of measures: for example, Indigenous children were 5 times as likely as non-Indigenous children to experience a hospital separation for assault; 8 times as likely to be the subject of substantiated child abuse or neglect; and 15 times as likely to be under juvenile justice supervision.

ISBN 978-1-74249-146-2; Cat. no. IHW 50; 20pp.; Internet only


Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso title
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Summary
      • Injury and violence
      • Child abuse and neglect
      • Juvenile justice
  • Body content
    • Introduction
    • Injury and violence
      • Injury hospitalisation
      • Deaths from injury
      • Factors contributing to injury rates
      • Senate inquiry into suicide
    • Child protection
      • Indigenous children in child protection systems
        • Type of abuse
        • Factors contributing to Indigenous over-representation
    • Juvenile justice
      • Diversion
      • Young people under supervision
        • Age at first supervision or detention
        • Unsentenced detention
      • Inquiry into Indigenous juveniles in the criminal justice system
  • End matter
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child safety. Cat. no. IHW 50. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 23 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737418980>.

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