The importance of integrated responses

The Australian Institute of Family Studies has released a paper comparing the policies in place for cross-agency responses to severe child abuse in which a police investigation is required in each Australian jurisdiction. The paper compares each state and territory on...

Reflecting on the 10th anniversary of the National Apology

As we reflect on the 10th anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations, it is useful to recall the two national inquiries that were the drivers for the Apology: the 1995 Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission inquiry that resulted in the Bringing Them...

Smoking guns: evidence-informed policy and practice

Given that many organisations are in the process of developing or reviewing their strategic and operational plans, this week’s ‘In the Read’ includes three resources about using evidence to inform policy, programs and practice. Remember to be a critical reader of...

Bully fighters: resources to help everyone feel safe

This week’s In the Read focuses on bullying. A range of links is included to resources for children and young people; for workers who support kids, parents and carers; and about bullying in the workplace. For those who work with children and young people in...