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Systems for Protecting Children

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This review was released on 9 December 2021 and reports the results of a project undertaken to find out what is known about systems that enable the public health approach (PHA) to protecting children.

The PHA emphasises universal preventative initiatives (primary approaches) and early intervention (secondary approaches), with the statutory system (tertiary approaches, such as placement of children in out-of-home care) seen as a last resort.

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Consultation paper

A consultation paper was released that included questions on which the Secretariat for the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision sought information and feedback. Feedback was due by 21 March 2019.

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Report on Government Services, Child protection services

The annual Report on Government Services (RoGS) provides information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of government services in Australia.

The child protection services chapter (Chapter 16) focusses on government provided or funded child protection, out-of-home care, family support services and intensive family support services.

Read the child protection services chapter