Child protection Australia 2014–15

  • Publication
  • Release Date: 21 Apr 2016
  • Author: AIHW
  • Media release
 
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This report contains comprehensive information on state and territory child protection and support services in 2014-15, and on the characteristics of Australian children within the child protection system. This report shows that: 151,980 children, a rate of 28.6 per 1,000 children, received child protection services (investigation, care and protection order and/or were 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 were in out-of-home care; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were 7 times as likely as non-Indigenous children to be receiving child protection services.

  • ISSN: 2205-5037 (PDF) 1320-081X (Print)
  • ISBN: 978-1-74249-923-9
  • Cat. no: CWS 57
  • Pages: 154
Findings from this report:
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were 7 times as likely to have received child protection services

  • 73% of children who received child protection services were repeat clients

  • 1 in 35 (151,980) children received child protection services in 2014–15

  • 1 in 3 (37%) children who were the subject of a substantiation were from the lowest socioeconomic areas

Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso page
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Child protection overview
      • 1.2 Child protection data components
    • 2 Children receiving child protection services
      • 2.1 Overview and key statistics
      • 2.2 Child protection services received
      • 2.3 Characteristics of children receiving child protection services
      • 2.4 National trends
    • 3 Notifications, investigations and substantiations
      • 3.1 Overview and key statistics
      • 3.2 Cases and the children involved
      • 3.3 National trends
    • 4 Care and protection orders
      • 4.1 Overview and key statistics
      • 4.2 Types of orders issued
      • 4.3 Children and orders
      • 4.4 National trends
    • 5 Out-of-home care
      • 5.1 Overview and key statistics
      • 5.2 Children
      • 5.3 National trends
    • 6 Carers
      • 6.1 Overview and key statistics
      • 6.2 Foster carer households
      • 6.3 Relative/kinship carer households
    • 7 Intensive family support services
      • 7.1 Overview and key statistics
      • 7.2 Children commencing services
  • End matter