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Indigenous child safety

Posted on: 25 August, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 3, July 2014 – September 2014
Related to Deaths Child protection Injury Social and emotional wellbeing Hospitalisation Justice Adolescents Infants and young children Social issues

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)
Indigenous child safety
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This paper is the second on the topic of child safety in the Indigenous observatory series of papers. It updates information presented in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child safety 2011.

The paper presents key measures that were adapted from the national indicator framework to provide an overview of the safety and security of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Data are presented on the following topics:

  • children who were hospitalised for injuries and who died from injuries
  • children who were the subject of substantiated abuse or neglect
  • children who were victims of sexual assault
  • children who were homeless
  • children who were under youth justice supervision.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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