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Previous research finds that…

  • In 2014-15, of the total number of notifications (320,000), around 152,000 cases (involving more than 107,000 children) of child abuse were investigated or were in the process of being investigated.
  • Of these investigations, more than 56,400 cases were substantiated.
  • Neglect was the second most common type of child maltreatment (25.9% of all substantiations)
  • Victoria had the smallest proportion of child neglect cases (4.4% of all substantiations), whereas in all other jurisdictions substantiated cases of reported child neglect ranged from 31.3% in Western Australia to 42.4% in the Northern Territory.

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