Child protection service delivery development in Australia

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Sun, Jing
Buys, Nicholas
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Joav Merrick

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2012
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This study examines child protection service delivery model development in Australia. Child maltreatment and the need to protect children from harm and prevent child abuse and neglect has become a significant clinical and community concern in Queensland. In Queensland Health Strategic policy framework for children's and young people's health clearly provided strategic direction in which ?collaborative whole of government policy development and implementation initiatives? will be supported. Queensland Health, as a key stakeholder in the child protection work, has provided services in identification and report suspicion of child abuse and neglect. To continue this role, a contemporary and effective service model to incorporate strategies and implementation plan in child protection is needed. The aim of the Child Protection Service Delivery Project is to develop a comprehensive and effective child protection service model. It is critical that this framework is evidenced-based and informed by the best evidence and practices in child protection. Griffith University was committed to undertake the literature review to support of the work of the project team in Service Framework development and implementation. This report presents the key findings from the literature review for use by the project team.

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Child and Adolescent Health Year Book 2012

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Paediatrics

Mental Health

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