AIHW Report: Child Protection Australia 2015-16

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a new report:

Child Protection Australia 2015-16

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.

Media release:  One in 33 children receives child protection services – the majority repeat clients

Download report: Child protection Australia 2015-16

AIHW catalogue number CWS 60

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