This fact sheet presents and reviews statistics on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in child protection and out of home care. It features information on child abuse rates, most common types of maltreatment, child sexual abuse, and children living in out-of-home care, with comparisons with children from the general population. The fact sheet also discusses the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Child Placement Principle in out of home care, why Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander children are overrepresented in child protection data, and data limitations.
"Child Family Community Australia"
"This paper was updated by Deborah Scott"
Replaces the NCPC resource sheet 'Child abuse and neglect in Indigenous Australian communities', which was first produced in 2005 by the National Child Protection Clearinghouse. Previous editions have been compiled by Nick Richardson (2005), Claire Berlyn & Leah Bromfield (2009 and 2010), and Claire Berlyn, Leah Bromfield & Alister Lamont (June 2011).
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