Poverty: A forgotten issue in child protection
In 2018 FISH (in partnership with Life Without Barriers and Family Action Centre) presented an event on poverty and intersections with the child protection system. Overall the event was a great success. It signified a great level of dedication and determination by all involved to shine a light on child protection issues and inequalities that work counter to family inclusion and the safety and best interests of the child.
Professor Alan Hayes (Distinguished Professor of Family Studies, University of Newcastle and Director of Family Action Centre) began with an introduction to poverty and child protection within the Australian context.