• Australia's National Therapeutic Care Alliance - Part 1

    An exploration of Australia's need for a National Therapeutic Care Alliance to clarify collective thinking, resource quality research and explore complex practice and standards for Australian children and young people in Out of Home Care. 

  • What is advocacy in child protection environments?

    Recently, a member of the community wrote in asking about what the Australian Childhood Foundation does to advocate for children.  They wanted to know what advocacy was, how the Foundation was involved in advocacy endeavours and how we felt the community could help.

  • Safeguarding Children and Young People in Sport

    What needs to be addressed to make Australian sport safer for children and young people?  Monique Blom shares about how the Safeguarding Children Program are now working with the Australian Sports Commission,  aiming to review, analyse and commence next steps for implementing a safeguarding approach to children and young people, based on the endorsed standards of the ACF Safeguarding Children Program.

  • Residential Care in Australia

    There has been ongoing concern about the safety and quality of children’s experiences in Australia’s residential care systems for a very long time. The ABC Four Corners program that aired last week, 'Broken Homes', is another example of the concerns that have been expressed by many. We heard again about the lack of safety experienced by the young people and the failures in the system to support staff. The program raised many questions about child protection systems in Australia. This blog reflects on some of those questions.

  • A 30 year journey

    It is 30 years almost to the day that the Australian Childhood Foundation was first incorporated as an organisation, and here, Foundation CEO Dr Joe Tucci reflects on why we were first formed, what we have achieved, and what is yet to be done for children.