Key research

Key child protection and CALD reports

Learning together: A project to address workforce competency and issues of access for families with a CALD background
The Learning Together Child Protection project has been funded by Department of Communities (DOC) to research the issues which face Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background families and to work with CALD background communities and mainstream service providers to increase access to prevention services and enhance service efficacy for families with a vulnerability.

‘What’s working?’ in the practice of service provision to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
Previous research regarding best practice for workers engaging with people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds has resulted in the development of numerous practice guides. This research sought to build on these guides to further examine what is working within real life practice.

Child Safety Concerns in Multicultural Queensland – An Issues Paper for the Department of Child Safety
This paper is the outcome of various initiatives resulting from the release of the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) Report “Protecting Children: An Inquiry Into Abuse of Children in Foster Care” and the subsequent Blueprint for implementing the recommendations from the CMC report in January and March 2004.

Human rights issues affecting African Australian communities
Australian Human Rights Commission
The Commission facilitated two roundtable discussions in Western Sydney and Perth on 28 July and 23 September respectively. The roundtables brought together over 80 participants representing government departments/agencies, community organisations and representatives of African Australian communities. This document provides a summary of the discussion that took place at the roundtables.

Achieving outcomes for children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth
This paper reports on research (both primary research and a literature review), undertaken with the aim of demonstrating strategies for successful inclusion into  Australian society of children and families from CALD backgrounds.

Inverting the pyramid: Enhancing systems for protecting children
Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth (ARACY)
ARACY commissioned the Allen Consulting Group to develop a report based on national and international experience of best practice in organisational change strategies and processes for protecting children, while reducing demand on tertiary child protection services. ARACY anticipates that by advancing preventive strategies, the report will ultimately assist in reducing the incidence of child abuse and neglect in Australia.

A Matter of Interpretation
Queensland Accessing Interpreters Working Group
The case for access to high quality accredited interpreting and translating services and cultural competence in Queensland services working with culturally and linguistically diverse people.

Other research and reports

A key resource for service providers is our Resource guide for culturally and linguistically diverse clients (CALD) and child protection.

You can also view more relevant documents, including reports, resources and factsheets on our child protection resource page.