Table of contents

  • Preliminary material (27K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contributing departments
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Preface
    • Summary
  • Part A: Overview (1-5: 81K PDF; 6-8: 36K PDF)
    1. Introduction
    2. Background
    3. Scope and coverage
      • Scope and coverage of data in this report
      • Changes from previous years
    4. Defining child abuse and neglect
    5. Reporting of child abuse and neglect
      • Overview
      • Mandatory reporting
      • Role of the police
    6. The Commonwealth's role in child abuse and neglect
    7. Factors often associated with child abuse and neglect
    8. Overview of the processes of notification, investigation and substantiation of abuse and neglect
      • Notifications
      • Investigations
      • Substantiations
      • Child at risk
      • No abuse or neglect (unsubstantiated)
  • Part B: Analysis
    1. Child abuse and neglect 1995-96 (86K PDF)
      • Overview
      • Notifications
      • Finalised investigations
      • Substantiations
      • Children who were the subject of notifications, finalised investigations and substantiations in 1995-96
      • Rates of abuse and neglect in the population
      • Source of notifications
      • Person believed responsible-relationship to child
      • Type of family in which the child was residing
      • Injury and harm
    2. Detailed tables (99K PDF)
      • Finalised investigations and substantiations by age and sex of child
      • Change over time-substantiations and 'child at risk'
      • Children who were the subject of notifications, finalised investigations and substantiations in 1995-96
      • Rates of abuse and neglect in the population
      • Source of notifications
      • Type of family in which the child was residing
      • Injury and harm
  • End matter (34K PDF)
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix 1: Legislation relevant to child abuse and neglect 1995-96
      • Appendix 2: Mandatory reporting requirements in each State and Territory
      • Appendix 3: Related AIHW publications
      • Appendix 4: Abbreviations
    • Glossary
    • Bibliography