The recent discovery of the bodies of Indigenous children being found in Canada reminds us of the dark history of Australia’s treatment of young First Peoples and children here in Australia.
Pandemic-induced lockdowns have brought up challenges for children in out-of-home care and their carers. However, Kinship care provided unexpected positives for Aboriginal elders and their families.
What happens over the next four years in Joe Biden/Kamala Harris administration could have a lasting impact on how childhood is understood and experienced in the United States and beyond.
The law on indecent imagery of children should distinguish between pictures or videos produced by young people and those taken by adults.
Considerations of whether children and young people are deserving of help are reminiscent of 19th-century approaches to child services.
What’s most concerning is children are being charged in out of home care for unnecessary and avoidable offences. We need to do a better job of placing children safe environments.
Rather than only reacting on a case-by-case basis, we need to recognise the root of child neglect and abuse comes from social inequities.
Kenya announced plans in 2017 for a long-term action plan to end the institutionalisation of children.
The new bill will make it make it mandatory for priests to report suspected child abuse admitted in confidence.
Supporting mums in prison and whose babies are in care to breastfeed has benefits for mums, their children and wider society.
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.