Research and Advocacy

Advocacy Material and Research Paper Library

Advocacy has been at the heart of the Foundation since its inception and is one of the core reasons for its existence.  It includes submissions, research, policy positions and media commentary – all of which you will find in this section. Achieving reform and cultural change to better protect children is an outcome that we share with all the professionals who connect with us.

We hope that it can resource your efforts to promote the rights of children to a safe, supported and stable childhood.

Comm Attitudes

Community Attitudes Tracking

The Foundation conducts regular research that attempts to understand community attitudes and beliefs about children, child abuse and child protection.

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The Foundation conducts public policy research about a range of issues related to protecting children. 

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The Foundation regularly makes submissions to government inquiries about problems facing children and young people. These submissions mark out the reform agenda of the Foundation that are drawn from i...

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Trauma Evidence

Building Trauma Evidence

The Foundation has a number of research partnerships that seek to understand the specific impact of trauma on children as well as trialling innovations in intervention strategies for children, young p...

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The Foundation undertakes periodical evaluations of its services and programs. These publications demonstrate the efficacy of the Foundation’s approach to supporting children and young people an...

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A public health approach to child protection: the need for data

In this blog entry Karen Broadley and Chris Goddard from Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia argue the need to develop an effective child protection surveillance data system to help reduce overburdened child protection systems. 

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