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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 7 Hansard (18 June) . . Page.. 2619..


  • Ms Fiona MacGregor - Marymead
  • Ms Sue Sheridan - Parentline
  • Mr Chris Redmond - Woden Community Service
  • Ms Dira Horne - Belconnen Community Service
  • Ms Mary Pekin - Relationships Australia
  • Ms Alison Taylor - Barnardos (Co-Chair)
  • Ms Lyndall Read - Department of Education and Training
  • Ms Yvonne McCann - ACT Health
  • Ms Maria Kanellopoulos - Care and Protection Services - DHCS (Co-Chair)
  • Ms Helen Pappas - Early Intervention and Prevention Unit - DHCS
  • Ms Austin Kenny - Strategic Policy and Programs -DHCS
  • Ms Narelle Rivers - Project coordinator
  • Ms Denise Morris - Secretariat

(4) The Institute of Child Protection Studies has run two Progress Evaluation Workshops with the IFSP Management Committee and Selection Advisory Panel. These workshops were held on 30 June 2008 and 24 November 2008. Actions followed up by the IFSP as a result of these workshops include:

    • Action research training;
    • Increasing the qualitative feedback from families involved;
    • An additional support and mentoring position created within the project;
    • Use of a Common Assessment Tool across those participating; and
    • Increased cohesion within the governance structure.

Children—protection

(Question No 213)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Children and Young People, upon notice, on 5 May 2009:

In relation to Output Class 2.2 - Child Youth and Family Support referred to on pages 39-42 of volume 1 of the 2007-08 annual report for the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services, what is the status of development of the Standards Assessment Tool by Children's Policy and Regulation Unit.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) A Standards Assessment Tool has been developed and is currently in use by Children's Policy and Regulation Unit.

Children—protection

(Question No 214)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Children and Young People, upon notice, on 5 May 2009:

(1) In relation to Output Class 4.2 - Care and Protection Services (CPS) referred to on pages 68-71 of volume 1 of the 2007-08 annual report for the Department of


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