Wests Tigers player Josh Aloiai spent time with a group of young children on Thursday as a part of Child Protection Week.
Aloiai took part in a Family Fun Day at Blacktown Showground, with the 2016 Wests Tigers Rookie of the Year reading books to a group of young children.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released it latest report, Child Protection in Australia 2014-2015. The report included the following information:
- In 2014–15, there were 320,169 notifications of abuse and neglect across Australia. That equates to one report of abuse every two minutes.
- On any night in Australia, around 43,400 children are sleeping away from home because home is not safe for them.
- Across Australia in 2014–15, infants (children aged under 1) were most likely to be receiving child protection services.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children continued to be over-represented across the system:
- The rate of Indigenous children who were the subject of a child protection substantiation was almost 7 times that of non-Indigenous children
- The rate of Indigenous children on care and protection orders was 9 times that for non-Indigenous children
- The rate of Indigenous children in out-of-home care was 9.5 times the rate for non-Indigenous children.
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