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released: 16 Mar 2017 author: AIHW media release

During 2015–16, 162,175 (30.2 per 1,000) Australian children received child protection services (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 have received child protection services. This report also showed that children from geographically remote areas were more likely to be the subject of a substantiation, or be in out-of-home care than those from major cities.

ISSN 1320-081X (Print) 2205-5037 (Online); ISBN 978-1-76054-092-0; Cat. no. CWS 60; 107pp.; $17

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Publication 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

Recommended citation

AIHW 2017. Child protection Australia 2015–16. Child welfare series no. 66. Cat. no. CWS 60. Canberra: AIHW.

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