Adoptions in Australia 2016-2017 headline figures

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released an infographic with headline figures from the forthcoming Australian Adoptions 2016-17 report due for release in December 2017. The figures show that in 2016-17, there were 315 finalised adoptions, a...

FASD resource hub

The National FASD Technical Network has developed an online resource designed as a one-stop-shop to provide current and evidence-based information, tools and resources about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), relevant for all parents and carers, teachers, health...

Quality is key for early childhood education

The Mitchell Institute at Victoria University have released a paper examining how Australia is faring on process quality, which focuses on emotionally supportive interactions between staff and children, and effective teacher-directed learning activities, alongside...

Supporting young people leaving out of home care

An October 2016 Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) paper Supporting young people leaving out of home care considers how best to support young people transitioning from out-of-home care. The report shows the legislative and policy context governing transition in...

Inequality of opportunity for Australian children

The Australian children growing up with opportunity article in The Australian Economic Review discusses the inequality of opportunity experienced by children during the early years of education and potential impacts on child development. The article considers the...