[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0669230]
Researchers Dr VA Braithwaite; Prof DA Scott; Dr M McArthur
Brief description Neglect and abuse of children is a critical issue in this country. The number of cases reported to state authorities is increasing. Recent estimates show that a child is abused every 2 minutes in Australia. This research develops an innovative approach that protects children while promoting greater support for families. By harnessing and building community capacity this approach has the potential to make more efficient use of existing resources through earlier intervention and improved cooperation with families. This project aims to reduce the incidents and harm caused by child abuse and neglect in ways that strengthen communities, while enhancing the integrity of child protection agencies.
Funding Amount $501,828
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects