Indigenous children are over represented in areas where child safety and security are compromised. This report shows that Indigenous children aged 0–17 have higher rates of hospitalisations and deaths due to injury than non Indigenous children; are more likely to be victims of child abuse, neglect and sexual assault; and are over represented in homelessness and youth justice statistics.
ISBN 978-1-74249-584-2; Cat. no. IHW 127; 42pp.; Internet only
Publication table of contents
- Preliminary material
- Title and verso pages
- Body section
- 1 Introduction
- 1.1 National indicators of child health
- 1.2 Indicators for Indigenous children
- 1.3 Structure of this paper
- 1.4 Data sources
- 2 How many Indigenous children are there?
- 3 Injuries
- 3.1 Injury hospitalisation
- 3.2 Deaths from injury
- 3.3 Factors contributing to injury rates
- 4 Child abuse and neglect
- 4.1 Children in child protection systems
- 4.2 Factors contributing to Indigenous over-representation
- 5 Children as victims of violence
- 5.1 Physical assault
- 5.2 Sexual assault
- 5.3 Hospitalisations for assault
- 6 Homelessness
- 6.1 Homelessness among Indigenous children
- 6.2 Use of homelessness services
- 7 Children and crime
- 7.1 Young people under supervision
- 7.2 Inquiry into Indigenous young people in the criminal justice system
- 8 Conclusion
- End matter
- Appendix A: Data sources
- Appendix B: Additional tables
Notes and corrections
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- (4 Aug 2014) PDF updated due to data correction.
Previous version: Indigenous child safety (1.5MB PDF)
AIHW 2014. Indigenous child safety. Cat. no. IHW 127. Canberra: AIHW.