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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 4 Hansard (25 March) . . Page.. 1630..


(3) Due to resource issues it is not possible to assign staff to obtain this information. It should be noted that reportable incidents are not directly related to behaviour management or discipline of detainees or staff.

(4) Due to resource issues it is not possible to assign staff to obtain this information. However, the nature of behaviour management and disciplinary action are outlined in the Children and Young People (Behaviour Management Framework) Policy and Procedure 2008 (No. 1) which is available on the ACT Legislation Register, and in relation to staff discipline, the Public Sector Management Act 1994.

(5) Training is continually monitored and improved. Initial policy and procedure training was provided to all staff following the transition from Quamby Youth Detention Centre (Quamby) to Bimberi Youth Justice Centre (Bimberi). Currently, all new staff undertake an initial 9 week comprehensive induction training. This is enhanced with on the job skills maintenance training. Bimberi has identified 3 operational staff as local workplace trainers and assessors. These staff are scheduled to be trained as workplace trainers in de-escalation and Use of Force by a NSW Training Manager. These staff will also complete Workplace Training and Assessment certificates and will be extended to provide training in other critical operational areas. The Office for Children, Youth and Family Support (OCYFS) supervision framework has been implemented and assists in identifying performance management plans for staff. Where possible, utilisation of CCTV footage is used in supervision and debriefing following critical incidents.

Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—education

(Question No 616)

Ms Hunter asked the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, upon notice, on 25 February 2010:

(1) What programs are available, through the ACT Government, in ACT schools to assist children from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to remain engaged in school.

(2) How many of the programs referred to in part (1) are wholly funded by the ACT Government.

(3) Did the ACT Government make a submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Inquiry into the high level of involvement of indigenous juveniles and young adults in the criminal justice system.

(4) What measures is the ACT Government undertaking to address the link between disengagement in schools and high levels of involvement of indigenous juveniles and young adults in the criminal justice system.

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

(1) There are a number of programs provided through the ACT Government to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to remain engaged in school. These include:


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