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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 7 Hansard (3 July) . . Page.. 2802..


    • The development of the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) to measure the proportion of children aged 0-14 years of age that are entering substitute and kinship care that have had a health screen. This KPI relies on the successful interagency relationship between CARHU and CPS. Children entering out of home care in C&P are referred to the Out of Home Care Clinic (OHCC) at CARHU.

    • The ACT Health Child Protection Training team works in partnership with Learning and Community Education within the Office of Children Youth and Family Support (OCYFS) to provide Level 3 Child Protection full day training for ACT Health frontline clinicians. Level 3 Child Protection training is facilitated by one trainer from ACT Health and another from OCYFS.

    • These two training teams have also designed and implemented the What about Me? Training program. This program consists of a series of workshops that focus on children living with Domestic Violence, Substance Using parents, and helping services to engage more successfully with families with complex issues.

    • All non-government organisations (NGO) funded by ACT Health are provided with Level 2 Child Protection Training facilitated by an ACT Health trainer and if Level 3 training is required this is provided by the OCYFS trainer.

(15) The evidence of the existence of interagency co-operation between all services, integral to child protection since 2004 that is now in practice can be attributed to the collaboration between the OCYFS and ACT Health in:

    • The development of the two Child Protection Liaison Officer positions, one with ACT Health and one with the OCYFS. These positions work across both departments to provide support to staff to better understand their roles in child protection and reporting. They have also been instrumental in the development of protocols and procedures around keeping children safe that is complimentary to both departments.

    • The collaboration between both the OCYFS and ACT Health in service development. One of the major projects from this is the IMPACT (Integrated Multi-agencies for Parents and Children Together) Program. The focus of this program is to provide a multi-agency response to pregnant women, their partners and their families who have been identified as having a significant mental health issue, and/or are receiving opioid replacement therapy, whose complex issues and intensive support needs indicate the need for a multi service response.

Griffith oval No 1

(Question No 2080)

Mr Mulcahy asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 17 June 2008:

(1) What is the status of the proposal to encircle Griffith Oval (No 1) with a fence;

(2) Have any amendments been made to the original application;

(3) When is the final decision expected.


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