Child protection services in Queensland post-Forde Inquiry

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Title Child protection services in Queensland post-Forde Inquiry
Author Tilbury, Clare
Journal Name Children Australia
Editor Lloyd Owen, Dr Jennifer Lehmann
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Melbourne
Publisher Oz Child
Abstract There have been major developments in child protection services in Queensland since the 1999 Inquiry into abuse of children in institutional care (the 'Forde Inquiry'). This article discusses the nature of the changes that have occurred against the backdrop of a major debate in contemporary child protection research and practice: balancing forensic/legalistic and family support approaches to protecting children. Based upon an analysis of departmental annual reports, budget documents, policy statements, and child protection administrative data, it examines developments in policy directions, service provision, client trends and performance during the period. The article shows that significant investment has increased the quantity of services available, but policy and program developments are yet to show an impact upon service quality and outcome indicators for children and families.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2005 Children Australia. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 30
Issue Number 3
Page from 10
Page to 16
ISSN 1035-0772
Date Accessioned 2005-12-14
Language en_AU
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Social Work
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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