Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Technical notes
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Child protection overview
      • 1.2 Child protection data collections
    • 2 Notifications, investigations and substantiations
      • 2.1 Overview and key statistics
      • 2.2 Cases
      • 2.3 Children within the child protection system
      • 2.4 National trends
    • 3 Care and protection orders
      • 3.1 Overview and key statistics
      • 3.2 Types of orders
      • 3.3 Children
      • 3.4 National trends
    • 4 Out-of-home care
      • 4.1 Overview and key statistics
      • 4.2 Children
      • 4.3 National trends
    • 5 Foster and relative/kinship carers
      • 5.1 Overview and key statistics
      • 5.2 Foster carer households
      • 5.3 Relative/kinship carer households
    • 6 Intensive family support services
      • 6.1 Overview and key statistics
      • 6.2 Children commencing services
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
    • Appendix A Detailed tables
      • Notifications, investigations and substantiations
      • Care and protection orders
      • Out-of-home care
      • Foster and relative/kinship carers
      • Intensive family support services
      • National trend data
      • Population data
    • Appendix B Technical notes
      • Calculation of rates
      • Identification of Indigenous status
    • Appendix C Data quality statement: National child protection data collection
      • Summary of key issues
    • Appendix D Mandatory reporting requirements
      • Commonwealth
      • New South Wales
      • Victoria
      • Queensland
      • Western Australia
      • South Australia
      • Tasmania
      • Australian Capital Territory
      • Northern Territory
    • Appendix E Legislation
      • Child protection legislation
      • Legislative definition of 'in need of care and protection'
    • Appendix F Policy and practice differences in states and territories
      • Notifications, investigations and substantiations
    • Appendix G Recent state and territory policy changes
      • New South Wales
      • Victoria
      • Queensland
      • Western Australia
      • South Australia
      • Tasmania
      • Australian Capital Territory
      • Northern Territory
    • Appendix H Jurisdictions' data systems
      • Key differences
    • Appendix I Inquiries into child protection services
    • Appendix J Australian developments and the international snapshot
      • Australian developments
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications