Young parents and child protection: the intergenerational story
Improving child protection and its effects
Dr Catherine Chittleborough
The University of Adelaide
On 31st December 2018 there were 3,515 children in out of home care (OOHC) in South Australia. There is a widely acknowledged need to stem the flow of children entering OOHC. The potential for prevention is high. Our research has shown that while only 6% of all young parents had a child enter OOHC, 58% of all children in OOHC were born to a young parent. This project will investigate the intergenerational child protection experiences of young parents, to understand the prevention potential of breaking this cycle on risk of entering OOHC.