Under international law, a mother escaping domestic violence with her children to another country is seen as an abductor. She is often ordered to return the child leading to catastrophic consequences.
One of the state's most significant powers is the ability to remove children from their families. Potential reforms in NSW could expand this already racialised power in frightening ways.
Young people leaving out-of-home care aren't receiving the support they need to further their educations and transition successfully to adulthood.
Despite high profile child abuse cases in Rochdale, Rotherham and Telford, lessons are not being learned and the failings of those investigations are being repeated.
Increasing numbers of parents are being accused of child abuse.
Underage police informants can't necessarily be trusted to provide accurate information, so why compromise their safety?
An evaluation of a therapeutic foster care program has shown significant improvements in children previously thought too complex and challenging for foster care.
In recent years a number of NGOs have provided services for child refugees. The government should consider partnering them to provide child refugees their rights to protection.
Young people in remote Aboriginal communities have high rates of STIs for a number of reasons, including inconsistent condom use and poor access to health services.
A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reveals grim detail on the breadth of child abuse in Australia. But crucial national data on abuse in out-of-home care remains elusive.
New research assessing young people in WA detention found 89% were severely impaired in at least one area of brain function. One in three had fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
The Don Dale royal commission's capacity to make lasting change lies with the government implementing its recommendations.
The trial of the cashless welfare card, to control unhealthy spending in Indigenous communities, is being expanded partly due to emotive well-funded campaigns. Meanwhile, evidence is being ignored.
During the Spanish Civil War, 4,000 Basque child refugees arrived in Britain – here's the story of the women who helped rescue them.
In ’Ndrangheta mafia families, the inter-generational links go deep.
We have decades of evidence showing the widespread abuse and neglect suffered by children in the out-of-home care system. The agencies responsible for allowing the abuse have little to fear.
New reports show a widespread lack of care for the cultural needs of many of the 19,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in child protection and out-of-home care.
Indonesia's decision to allow forced chemical castration as punishment for those who sexually abuse children is controversial.
A popular misconception is that most child sex offenders were once victims themselves.
The once-taboo topics of domestic violence and institutional abuse are now front-page news, but repeated reports of incest have not registered in public awareness as evidence of a serious problem.