Social Work Professor Cathy Humphreys and Primary care researcher Professor Kelsey Hegarty at the University of Melbourne, announced the Research Alliance to End Violence against Women and Children. The Alliance is designed to encourage interdisciplinary research across the University and its partners to keep women and children safe. See the whole Article in The Voice.
Chief Investigator on the Fathering Challenges project, Professor Leah Bromfield (Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Child Protection – University of South Australia) explains the lack of knowledge around prevalence of child abuse and neglect in Australia.
In this interview Leah discusses a number of child safety issues including children and social media, consideration of cumulative harm when assessing risk, and the complex decisions around removing children from their home.