Could child protection be harming children?

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone wants the best for their children, but when  something is done we think is in their best interests, it could actually be doing more harm than good.

 This is especially the case when it comes to the protection of children in state care, a topic that is regularly thrown around for debate.

Adding fuel to the fire is a new report, which is examining the Australian child protection system and how it is affecting our children.

 Dr Jeremy Sammut, Research Fellow from the Centre for Independent Studies, talked with Jennie Lenman about his new report.


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His paper ‘Do Not Damage and Disturb: On Child Protection Failures and the Pressure on Out of Home Care in Australia’ is available online from the Centre for Independent Studies.

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