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Child protection Australia 2013–14

This report contains comprehensive information on state and territory child protection and support services in 2013-14, and the characteristics of Australian children within the child protection system. This report shows that: – around 143,000 children, a rate of 27.2 per 1,000 children, received child protection services (investigation, care and protection order and/or in out-of-home care); – three-quarters (73%) of these children had previously been the subject of an investigation, care and protection order and/or out-of-home care placement; – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were 7 times as likely as non-Indigenous children to be receiving child protection services.