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Primary prevention is key for protecting children

As part of Child Protection Week, National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) and the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) have released the resource paper Prevention of child abuse and neglect. The paper presents findings from recent research that identify activities and strategies to foreground the primary prevention of child abuse and neglect in community awareness and social policy. Though the Australian child protection system currently expends the most resources at the tertiary level for ‘at-risk’ children and families, the number of children in contact with the system continues to increase. The paper considers the broader social value of a universal preventative approach, as has been modelled successfully by other public health initiatives such as reducing smoking. The paper outlines the features of such successful public health interventions, including how to reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors associated with child abuse and neglect.

Anti-Poverty Week 2022

Anti-Poverty Week 2022 has seen the release of numerous publications reporting on poverty in Australia and its impact. Take the…

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A path forward for anti-discrimination law in Queensland

The final report and recommendations of the QHRC’s Review of Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Act were tabled in state parliament on 1st…

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Report into institutional child sexual abuse reforms

On Friday, 8th April 2022, the Queensland Government tabled its fourth annual report into the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual…

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Latest media reporting on PeakCare’s call to Get Smarter, Not Tougher, on Youth Crime

Late last week, PeakCare released a summary of the media reports about responses to ‘Stop Youth Crime – Get Smarter Not Tougher’, an…

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It’s time to get smarter, not tougher, on youth crime

“If we are demanding children to be accountable, we must be accountable to these children first and provide preventable measures…

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Open letter on youth justice published in the Courier Mail on Saturday, 28 January 2023

PeakCare Members, Supporters and media contacts may already be aware of the full-page open letter to the Queensland Parliament published…

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