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released: 29 Aug 2013 author: AIHW

This working paper provides an overview of the work that AIHW completed for the Standing Council on Community and Disability Services Advisory Council in relation to the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children (NFPAC). Based on targeted literature and extensive data source reviews, coupled with analyses of the aims and underlying logic, this paper outlines recommendations for new indicators and options for future reporting against supporting outcome 1 of the NFPAC.

ISBN 9781742494760; Cat. no. CWS 45; 90pp.; $13

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Summary

This working paper provides an overview of the work that AIHW completed for the Standing Council on Community and Disability Services Advisory Council (SCCDSAC)- funded project Scoping the development of reportable measures to support the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-2020 supporting outcome 1: Children live in safe and supportive families and communities. SCCDSAC endorsed the final report on this project early in 2013.

The purpose of this project was to identify indicators and to develop options for future reporting against supporting outcome 1. It was carried out in three phases:

  • a targeted review of relevant literature
  • an in-depth review of existing frameworks and potential data sources
  • a detailed review of identified potential indicators.

This paper presents recommendations for reporting against supporting outcome 1 'Children live in safe and supportive families and communities' under the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-2020 (the 'National Framework'). These recommendations are subject to discussion and endorsement by relevant committees in the Community Services Sector.

Recommendations for reporting in the short, medium and long term are summarised below. In short, eight indicators are recommended for reporting under supporting outcome 1-two for immediate reporting, four for the medium term and two for the longer term. Three existing indicators are recommended for removal.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Scoping reportable measures for the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-2020: supporting outcome 1. Cat. no. CWS 45. Canberra: AIHW.