Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Technical notes
    • Main findings
      • Notifications decreased while substantiations remained stable
      • Number of children on care and protection orders and in out-of-home care continues to rise
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children continue to be over-represented in the child protection system
  • Body section
    • 1 The Australian child protection system
      • 1.1 Child protection overview
      • 1.2 Child protection data collections
      • 1.3 Structure of this report
    • 2 Notifications, investigations and substantiations
      • 2.1 Overview
      • 2.2 Cases
      • 2.3 Children within the child protection system
      • 2.4 National trends
    • 3 Care and protection orders
      • 3.1 Overview
      • 3.2 Orders
      • 3.3 Children
      • 3.4 National trends
    • 4 Out-of-home care
      • 4.1 Overview
      • 4.2 Children
      • 4.3 National trends
    • 5 Foster and relative/kinship carers
      • 5.1 Overview
      • 5.2 Foster carer households
      • 5.3 Relative/kinship carer households
    • 6 Intensive family support services
      • 6.1 Overview
        • 6.2 Children commencing services
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix 1: Detailed tables
      • Appendix 2: Technical notes
      • Appendix 3: Mandatory reporting requirements
      • Appendix 4: Legislation
      • Appendix 5: Policy and practice differences in states and territories
      • Appendix 6: Recent state and territory policy changes
      • Appendix 7: Jurisdictions’ data systems
      • Appendix 8: Inquiries into child protection services
      • Appendix 9: Australian developments and the international snapshot
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications