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released: 25 Jan 2007 author: AIHW media release

Child Protection Australia 2005-06 provides comprehensive information on state and territory child protection and support services. The report contains data for 2005-06, as well as trend data on child protection notifications, investigations and substantiations, children on care and protection orders and children in out-of-home care. Detailed information on the characteristics of children in the child protection system is presented, specifically data on their age, sex and Indigenous status. In addition, for child protection substantiations, data on the family type and the source of notification are also included. For children on care and protection orders there are data on types of orders and living arrangements, and for children in out-of-home care there are data on types of placements and length of time in out-of-home care.

ISSN 1320-081X; ISBN 978 1 74024 634 7; Cat. no. CWS 28; 104pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols used in the tables
    • Summary
    • Notifications, investigations and substantiations
    • Children on care and protection orders
    • Children in out-of-home care
  • Sections
    1. Background
      • Child protection systems
        • Reporting of child protection matters
        • The child protection process
        • Important differences among states and territories
        • Changes in child protection policies and practices
        • Family support services
        • Recent policy changes
      • The child protection data
    1. Notifications, investigations and substantiations
      • Overview
        • Scope of the data collection
        • Categories used for notification and investigations
      • Data and analysis
        • Number of notifications, investigations and substantiations
        • Characteristics of children
        • Rates of children in substantiations
        • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
        • Additional data on notifications and substantiations
    2. Care and protection orders

      • Overview
        • Children who are in need of care and protection
        • Types of care and protection orders
        • Scope of the data collection
        • State and territory differences
      • Data and analysis
        • Admissions, discharges and orders issued
        • Trends in the number of children on orders
        • Characteristics of children on care and protection orders
        • Rates of children on care and protection orders
        • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
    3. Out-of-home care

      • Overview
        • Children who are placed in out-of-home care
        • Scope and coverage of out-of-home care data collection
      • Data and analysis
        • Admissions and discharges
        • Trends in numbers in out-of-home care
        • Characteristics of children in out-of-home care
        • Rates of children in out-of-home care
        • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix 1: Detailed tables
        • Child protection
        • Care and protection orders
        • Out-of-home care
      • Appendix 2: Technical notes
        • Calculation of rates
          • Rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
          • Rates for other (Australian) children
        • Identification of Indigenous status
          • Children
          • Caregivers
      • Appendix 3: Legislation
        • Child Protection legislation
        • Legislative definition of 'in need of care and protection'
      • Appendix 4: Mandatory reporting requirements
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Notes and corrections

The current version of the publication is presented above. Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. (29 January 2007) An amendment has been made to page 56 to correct the figure relating to the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home at 30 June 2006.
    Previous version - Full publication (361KB PDF)
  2. (March 2007) Amendments have been made to Tables 2.8 (page 27), 3.10 (page 45) and 4.8 (page 57) to include the rate ratio of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to other children.
    Previous version - Full publication (358KB PDF)
  3. (December 2007) An amendment has been made to Table 2.6 (page 25) and Table 2.8 (page 27) to correct the figure relating to the rate of children in who were the subject of a substantiation in Tasmania during 2005 - 06. For Table 2.6 the rate has been amended from 5.2 to 5.9 and for Table 2.8 the rate has been amended from 6.1 to 5.9 .
    Previous version - Full publication (474KB PDF)

Recommended citation

AIHW 2007. Child protection Australia 2005-06. Cat. no. CWS 28. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 27 August 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467939>.

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