Determinants of risk and resilience in multi-agency administrative records: A population record-linkage study.

This project uses the framework of the NSW Child Development Study to determine key risk indicators of child maltreatment using information in linked records from multiple government agencies (e.g., NSW Health, Family and Community Services, Justice Health, and Education). Results will be translated into policy recommendations for refinement of the decision-making systems used by these government services, to ensure the earliest allocation of child protection resources to those most in need.

The NSW Child Development Study is a longitudinal study of a state-wide population of over 91,000 children and their parents, using linked records from multiple government departments combined with information from teacher- and child-reported cross-sectional surveys completed at ages 5 and 11 years respectively.

This project received funding from the Australian Rotary Health (Mental Health of Young Australians Research Grant, 2017 – 18) and is now completed.

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