Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorTilbury, Clareen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:25:52Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:25:52Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-06-01T06:52:28Z
dc.identifier.issn13696866en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1468-2397.2008.00577.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/25992
dc.description.abstractSimilar to other wealthy countries with colonised indigenous populations, Australia's indigenous children, those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are seriously over-represented in the child welfare system. The specific dimensions of this problem warrant detailed examination. It is useful to consider factors such as rates of entry to care, length of stay and the nature of services in order to understand the problem more fully. This article uses child protection, out-of-home care, and juvenile justice administrative data to examine levels of disproportionality at key decision points in the child welfare system. The data show that child welfare interventions are persistently more intrusive for indigenous children, and that levels of disproportionality have not improved over time. More comprehensive child and family welfare policies are needed to address indigenous disadvantage. Despite calls by indigenous community agencies for more input to decision-making, their participation in the Australian child welfare system remains marginal.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent86309 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom57en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto64en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Social Welfareen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Program Evaluationen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160703en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160799en_US
dc.titleThe over-representation of indigenous children in the Australian child welfare systemen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Human Services and Social Worken_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Blackwell Publishing. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.The definitive version is available at www.interscience.wiley.comen_AU
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextFull Text


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Journal articles
    Contains articles published by Griffith authors in scholarly journals.

Show simple item record