Trends and needs in the Australian child welfare workforce : An exploratory study
Russ, Erica, Morley, Louise, Driver, Mark, Lonne, Bob, Harries, Maria and Higgins, Daryl. (2022). Trends and needs in the Australian child welfare workforce : An exploratory study Canberra, ACT: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University. https://doi.org/10.24268/acu.8x396
|Authors||Russ, Erica, Morley, Louise, Driver, Mark, Lonne, Bob, Harries, Maria and Higgins, Daryl|
[Extract] Until recently, there has been limited focus on the nature and readiness of the broader child welfare workforce for stronger engagement in child abuse intervention and prevention, particularly the universal workforce. There is a concentration of effort and funding in the tertiary sector but there are now increasing calls to prioritise public health prevention.
An effective system of family supports, and early interventions entails an integration of programs and services across the three tiers of a public health system: primary, secondary and tertiary.
To support workers in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, all organisations that offer services to vulnerable children, young people and families—directly or indirectly—need to be able to attract, recruit and sustain a reliable and appropriately qualified and skilled workforce.
This report presents findings from an exploratory study that examined broad-ranging, publicly available data to investigate emerging trends, issues and needs in the child welfare workforce and the educational profile of the workforce.
|Publisher||Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University|
|Place of publication||Canberra, ACT|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.24268/acu.8x396|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.acu.edu.au/about-acu/institutes-academies-and-centres/institute-of-child-protection-studies/publications/|
|Open access||Open access|
|Research or scholarly||Research|
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|Deposited||19 Dec 2021|
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