Table of contents

  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Summary
  • 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 Child protection overview
    • 1.2 Child protection data components
  • 2 Children receiving child protection services
    • 2.1 Child protection services received
    • 2.2 Characteristics of children receiving child protection services
    • 2.3 National trends
  • 3 Notifications, investigations, and substantiations
    • 3.1 Cases and the children involved
    • 3.2 National trends
  • 4 Care and protection orders
    • 4.1 Types of orders issued
    • 4.2 Children admitted to and discharged from orders
    • 4.3 Children on care and protection orders
    • 4.4 National trends
  • 5 Out-of-home care
    • 5.1 Children admitted to and discharged from out-of-home care
    • 5.2 Children in out-of-home care
    • 5.3 National trends
  • 6 Carers
    • 6.1 Foster and relative/kinship carer households
    • 6.2 Household commencements and exits
  • 7 Intensive family support services
    • 7.1 Children commencing services
  • Appendix A: State and territory trend data
  • Appendix B: Technical notes
    • Population data
    • Age
    • Average and median
    • Identification of Indigenous status
    • Points of analysis
    • Socioeconomic area
    • Remoteness
  • Appendixes C–E
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes
  • Related publications