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released: 8 Mar 2013 author: AIHW media release

This report contains comprehensive information on state and territory child protection and support services, and the characteristics of Australian children within the child protection system. Key findings include: - Between 2010-11 and 2011-12, the number of children who were the subject of substantiations increased from 31,527 to 37,781 (an increase in the rate from 6.1 to 7.4 per 1,000 children). - There were 14,191 children admitted to orders during 2011-12; about two-fifths (39%) of these children had previously been admitted to an order. - The rate of children in out-of-home care at 30 June increased from 7.3 per 1,000 children in 2011 to 7.7 in 2012.

ISSN 1320-081X; ISBN 978-1-74249-404-3; Cat. no. CWS 43; 169pp.; $20

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Technical notes
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Child protection overview
      • 1.2 Child protection data collections
    • 2 Notifications, investigations and substantiations
      • 2.1 Overview and key statistics
      • 2.2 Cases
      • 2.3 Children within the child protection system
      • 2.4 National trends
    • 3 Care and protection orders
      • 3.1 Overview and key statistics
      • 3.2 Types of orders
      • 3.3 Children
      • 3.4 National trends
    • 4 Out-of-home care
      • 4.1 Overview and key statistics
      • 4.2 Children
      • 4.3 National trends
    • 5 Foster and relative/kinship carers
      • 5.1 Overview and key statistics
      • 5.2 Foster carer households
      • 5.3 Relative/kinship carer households
    • 6 Intensive family support services
      • 6.1 Overview and key statistics
      • 6.2 Children commencing services
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
    • Appendix A Detailed tables
      • Notifications, investigations and substantiations
      • Care and protection orders
      • Out-of-home care
      • Foster and relative/kinship carers
      • Intensive family support services
      • National trend data
      • Population data
    • Appendix B Technical notes
      • Calculation of rates
      • Identification of Indigenous status
    • Appendix C Data quality statement: National child protection data collection
      • Summary of key issues
    • Appendix D Mandatory reporting requirements
      • Commonwealth
      • New South Wales
      • Victoria
      • Queensland
      • Western Australia
      • South Australia
      • Tasmania
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Northern Territory
  • Appendix E Legislation
  • Child protection legislation
  • Legislative definition of 'in need of care and protection'
  • Appendix F Policy and practice differences in states and territories
  • Notifications, investigations and substantiations
  • Appendix G Recent state and territory policy changes
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Queensland
  • Western Australia
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Northern Territory
  • Appendix H Jurisdictions' data systems
  • Key differences
  • Appendix I Inquiries into child protection services
  • Appendix J Australian developments and the international snapshot
  • Australian developments
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes
  • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Child protection Australia 2011-12. Child welfare series no. 55. Cat. no. CWS 43. Canberra: AIHW.