Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title & verso title
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body content
    • 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 admitted to, and discharged from, orders
      • 4.4 Children on orders
      • 4.5 National trends
    • 5 Out-of-home care
      • 5.1 Overview and key statistics
      • 5.2 Children admitted to, and discharged from, out-of-home care
      • 5.3 Children in out-of-home care
      • 5.4 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
    • Appendix A: Technical notes
    • Appendix B: Mandatory reporting requirements
    • Appendix C: Legislation
    • Appendix D: Policy and practice differences in states and territories
    • Appendix E: Recent state and territory policy changes
    • Appendix F: Relevant changes in jurisdictions' data systems
    • Appendix G: Inquiries into child protection services
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications