Child Protection Notifications have tripled in the last 10 years
In the last 10 years, the number of child protection notifications nationwide has tripled, from 103,302 in 1998-1999 to 317,526 in 2007-2008.
By contrast, substantiated findings have doubled from 24,732 in 1999-2000 (there was a problem with the Northern Territory statistics in 1998-1999) to 55,120 in 2007-2008.
A child may be the subject of more than one notification – in 2007-08, the 317,526 notifications recorded during the financial year concerned 195,387 children.
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