Child Abuse In Australia

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Public attention and their concern about child abuse has increased the relatively work of Australian Government to make strong law and legislation to prevent the child abuse. Support and services provided to prevent child abuse and support provided to help affected child. The Australian government has develop legislations and committed to develop a National child protection frame work.
What comes under Child abuse?
The child protection council was established in year 1991. In its first year the report define the child abuse as “a variety of acts or behaviour which results in harm to children. It encompasses physical abuse, sexual assault, emotional abuse and neglect”. However in year 1997 in edition of Australia’s welfare provided the details
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According to AIHW, the total number of child abuse cases has increased from 46,187 in 2009-2010 to 54,438 in 2013-2014 which is a huge increase. In NSW, Tasmania and ACT, the reported cases are less in 2013-14 than to 2009-10 although this decrease is less in number i.e. 33, 185 and 292 respectively but still it is commendable. On the contrast the number of child abuse cases is more reported in Victoria and Western Australia respectively from 6,603 in 2009-10 to 11,952 in 2013-14 and from 1,652 in 2009-10 to 3,267 in 2013-14, which is near about the…show more content…
Six commissioners were appointed in Royal commission to look into case, investigate the private, public and non-government Institute’s activities involved with children. Based upon their investigations, Royal commission make recommendations on improving laws and policies. The Hon Justice Peter McClellan AM is the Chair of the Royal Commission and the other five Commissioners are Mr Bob Atkinson AO APM, Justice Jennifer Coate, Mr Robert Fitzgerald AM, Professor Helen Milroy and Mr Andrew Murray (Child abuse royal commission website).
In 02 November 2015, NSW introduced some new legislative amendments which affect all the employers and organizations which provide child related services. The amendments are as following: Adoption Act 2000, Children and young persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998, Child Protection (working with children) Act 2012.
The amendments intend to ensure that anybody in NSW who: does youngster related work; dwells on a property of an approved carer or on a property where home-based instruction and consideration administration or family day care administrations is given; or holds a key position in an office giving out-of-home consideration and appropriation administrations has a Working With Children Check (WWCC) freedom that has been appropriately confirmed on

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