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Kinship care

Children, Inquiry, Kinship Care, Young People

The Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) has released its audit report on the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) kinship care model. The audit examined whether DFFH is supporting timely, stable and quality kinship placements through the model. Results and 12 recommendations that were found are detailed in the report.

The inclusion of LGBTQI+ students across education systems: An overview

Education, Health and Wellbeing, LGBTQIA+, Policy, Student Wellbeing, Young People

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released this report seeking to understand the challenges experienced by LGBTQI+ students and examining supportive educational policies and programs across OECD countries. This report had many findings and also identified seven practices that contribute to the wellbeing of LGBTQI+ students.

Enhancing the coordination of housing supports for individuals leaving institutional settings

Homelessness, Housing, Out of Home Care (OOHC), Policy, Young People

This report from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) examines transitions from institutional settings, including out-of-home care, with the purpose of proposing policy directions to enhance housing supports. Findings are detailed in the report.

Children’s participation in child protection—How do practitioners understand children’s participation in practice?

Child Protection, Children, Client Engagement, Young People

This article, published in Child & Family Social Work, explores how child protection practitioners in Australia understand children’s participation. The study found differing understandings among practitioners and suggested a number of systemic changes that are needed to support consistent and meaningful participation.

Young people with acquired brain injury: Preventing entrenchment in the criminal justice system

Health and Wellbeing, Young People, Youth Justice

AIC has released this paper investigating whether young people with acquired brain injury (ABI) are overrepresented in the criminal justice system and looking at how the system responds to their needs. The study found that young people with ABI are very likely to be overrepresented, however the true extent is unclear due to low levels of diagnosis and identification. Further findings and proposals are detailed in the report.

Adverse childhood experiences and trauma among young people in the youth justice system

Child maltreatment, Children, Young People, Youth Justice

This report from the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) examines the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) among young people in the youth justice system based on a South Australian sample. The study had many prevalent findings and provided suggestions on supporting these young people.

“It depends on what the definition of domestic violence is”: How young Australians conceptualise domestic violence and abuse

Abuse, Children, Domestic Violence, Family Violence, Safety and wellbeing, Young People

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) has released this report exploring young people’s understandings of domestic violence, which builds upon insights gained from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey. Many new insights and findings were found and are detailed in this report.

ADM in child and family services: Mapping what is happening and what we know

Children, Community Services, Family Services, Young People

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society has released this report drawing on insights from a workshop series with international experts about automated decision making in child and family services. The report provides an overview of work happening in this space to provide a foundation for future research in this emerging field.

Child poverty and children entering care in England, 2015–20: A longitudinal ecological study at the local area level

Care Leavers, Children, Out of Home Care (OOHC), Poverty, Young People

This article, published by Lancet Public Health, reports the outcomes of a longitudinal study that used linked data to investigate the extent to which trends in child poverty relate to trends in out-of-home care entry in England. The study found many trends, which are detailed in the report.

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