Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia
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This report outlines the findings of a three stage research project designed to examine why recently arrived families from refugee backgrounds are presenting to the child protection system and to identify culturally appropriate strategies and models for intervention.
The project was funded by the Department for Families and Communities and conducted by the Australian Centre for Child Protection at the University of South Australia. This is the first study of its kind in Australia.
The principal finding from this research is the critical significance of culturally competent child protection practice when working with refugee families.