How safe were children in care?

Sometimes a child who is in care can be the subject of further abuse, for example, by their carer or another person in the household or care facility.

In December 2021, the AIHW released a new report, Safety of children in care 2020–21, which presents data from a new national data collection on safety in care. It contains information on substantiations of abuse where the child was living in out-of-home care or other relevant care arrangement and complements the data in this report.


For a full list of references, go to References.