The National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009–2020 includes measures that report on the safety and wellbeing of Australia's children.
The National Standards for Out-of-Home Care are a priority under the National Framework and aim to drive improvements and consistency in the quality of out-of-home care.
This release updates data under these two indicator sets. It includes updated child protection indicators, along with a variety of other measures that focus on the safety and wellbeing of Australia’s children.
- Cat. no: CWS 62
58% of children aged 10–17 under youth justice supervision had received child protection services in the last 5 years
87% of foster carer households were retained in 2019–20
54% of children aged 0–17 in out-of-home care are placed with relatives or kin
74% of Indigenous children aged 0–17 in care have a cultural support plan