This report (released 6 June 2023) provides an overview of children in the child protection system in 2021–22, including children subject to notifications, investigations, and substantiations of maltreatment, and the ways children were supported. Over the next 12 months, quarterly updates will be made to the report to include content specifically focussing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the system, the safety of children in care and pathways from out-of-home care.

Safety of children in care (released 19 September 2023) presents data on the safety and abuse of children in care.

The update presents data on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the child protection system (released 20 February 2024).

  • Cat. no: CWS 92