Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHarnett, Paul H
dc.contributor.authorFeatherstone, Gerald
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-30T01:23:39Z
dc.date.available2020-09-30T01:23:39Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0190-7409en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105019en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/398009
dc.description.abstractThe over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the child protection is a serious concern in Australia. A proportion of this group of children may have been removed from families who are providing an adequately safe and nurturing environment, reflecting false positive errors in decision making. Assuming this to be true, we draw on the decision-making ecology model of judgement and decision making in child protection to speculate on possible causes of such errors. This model suggests that false positive errors would occur if the level of risk children face is estimated to be higher than is actually the case or if the decision threshold applied in making decisions to remove children from their family are too low. We present a discussion of factors that could potentially influence judgements and decision thresholds, which has implications for practice. It is argued that false positive errors are most likely to be avoided through more thorough and accurate assessments families. When assessing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, we argue that this requires a theoretically grounded, culturally informed framework to improve assessments and decrease the likelihood of false positive errors in decisions involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Australia.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom105019en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalChildren and Youth Services Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume113en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economicsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Worken_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1402en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1607en_US
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsFamily Studiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander childrenen_US
dc.subject.keywordsOver-representationen_US
dc.titleThe role of decision making in the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the Australian child protection systemen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationHarnett, PH; Featherstone, G, The role of decision making in the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the Australian child protection system, Children and Youth Services Review, 2020, 113, pp. 105019en_US
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.date.updated2020-09-29T02:06:42Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)en_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2020 Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.en_US
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorHarnett, Paul H.


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