Australian Centre for Child Protection

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    The Pursuit of Excellence in Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect in WA, founded from a $3m grant to Parkerville Children and Youth Care and the ACCP.

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  • Associate Professor Mel O'Donnell

    WA expert in child abuse and neglect joins the ACCP at UniSA

    Western Australia’s nationally and internationally recognised researcher in child maltreatment, Associate Professor Melissa O’Donnell, has joined the ACCP at UniSA.

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    ACCP's research impacts


    The ACCP is dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children and our new short video highlights our important work and impacts.

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  • Prof Fiona Arney

    World first study uncovers alarming information about child protection

    Prof Fiona Arney tells ABC news we are facing an epidemic of child abuse and neglect

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    Assessing the Quality and Comprehensiveness of Child Protection Practice Frameworks

    Australian Children's Commissioners and Guardians Report

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    Study with us

    We deliver strong career pathways for graduates and Honours students, offering unique and relevant opportunities for those seeking careers related to child protection policy and practice.

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Driving innovation in child protection policy and practice

The Australian Centre for Child Protection is dedicated to research that focuses on practical tools and techniques that benefit front-line staff in child and family protective services so that they can truly help children and families.