The Protocol Paper for the Australian Child Maltreatment Study has been published today in BMJ Open (IF 2.49). The paper provides a background to the study, a summary of its aims and objectives as well as an overview of the study design and methodology. The paper was peer-reviewed and published under open access restrictions. It can be accessed by anyone free of charge. by clicking here.

The citation for the paper is: Mathews B, Pacella R, Dunne M, et alThe Australian Child Maltreatment Study (ACMS): protocol for a national survey of the prevalence of child abuse and neglect, associated mental disorders and physical health problems, and burden of disease BMJ Open 2021;11:e047074. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047074

The ACMS survey is currently underway and data collection is due to be completed in last 2021.

Protocol paper front page