The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released Child protection Australia 2016-17. The report includes detailed statistical information on state and territory child protection and support services, and selected characteristics of children receiving these services.

During 2016–17, 168,352 (30.8 per 1,000) Australian children received child protection services (investigation, care and protection order and/or were in out-of-home care). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were 7 times as likely as non-Indigenous children to have received child protection services. This report also showed that children from geographically remote areas were more likely to be the subject of a substantiation, or be in out-of-home care than those from major cities.

To download the report, follow this link.