Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015) Child protection Australia 2013–14, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 01 April 2023.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2015). Child protection Australia 2013–14. Canberra: AIHW.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Child protection Australia 2013–14. AIHW, 2015.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Child protection Australia 2013–14. Canberra: AIHW; 2015.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2015, Child protection Australia 2013–14, AIHW, Canberra.
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This report contains comprehensive information on state and territory child protection and support services in 2013-14, and the characteristics of Australian children within the child protection system. This report shows that: around 143,000 children, a rate of 27.2 per 1,000 children, received child protection services (investigation, care and protection order and/or in out-of-home care); three-quarters (73%) of these children had previously been the subject of an investigation, care and protection order and/or out-of-home care placement; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were 7 times as likely as non-Indigenous children to be receiving child protection services.
1 in 37 (143,023) children received child protection services in 2013–14
73% of children who received child protection services were repeat clients
Between 30 June 2010 and 30 June 2014, rates of children in out-of-home care rose from 7.1 to 8.1 per 1,000 children
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were 7 times as likely to have received child protection services
Child protection Australia 2013-14 is the eighteenth annual comprehensive report on child protection. This report includes detailed statistical information on state and territory child protection and support services, and some of the characteristics of the children receiving these services. Key findings are outlined below.
Preliminary material: Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Symbols; Technical notes
Appendix A: Detailed tables
Appendix B: Technical notes
Appendix C: Data quality statement: Child Protection National Minimum Data Set
Appendix D: Mandatory reporting requirements | Appendixes D-I (311KB PDF)
Appendix E: Legislation
Appendix F: Policy and practice differences in states and territories
Appendix G: Recent state and territory policy changes
Appendix H: Jurisdictions' data systems
Appendix I: Inquiries into child protection services
End matter: Glossary; References; List of tables; List of figures; Related publications
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