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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 14 Hansard (8 December) . . Page.. 6054..


All required Annual Reports for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 financial years have been filed with the Childrens Court.

c) All Annual Review reports lodged with the ACT Children's Court are provided to the Public Advocate's Office.

In 2010 there were 626 annual review reports filed with the Public Advocate's Office.

All Annual Review Reports that are filed with the Childrens Court have been provided to the Public Advocate by Integrated Court Services. The Public Advocate's Office signs that they have received the report. This system has been in place since November 2008.

Between 1 January 2011 and 30 September 2011, there have been 510 annual review reports filed with the Public Advocate's Office.

d) The Care and Protection Services Annual Review Policy outlines the responsibilities of workers and community partners to provide the Annual Review Report to children and young people.

There is no separate data kept on the number of annual review reports provided to the child or young person.

e) The Care and Protection Services Annual Review Policy outlines the responsibilities of workers and community partners to provide Annual Report to kinship or foster carers.

There is no separate data kept on the number of annual review reports provided to foster and kinship carers.

Community Services Directorate—staff (Question No 1890)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Community Services, upon notice, on 27 October 2011:

How many staff in the Community Services Directorate are currently employed in roles for or relating to the provision of Child Care in the ACT and (a) what level are these staff engaged at and (b) what are the roles and responsibilities of each staff member.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

Staff in the Community Services Directorate are not responsible for the provision of childcare in the ACT.

The Children's Policy and Regulation Unit, within the Office for Children, Youth and Family Support, is responsible for the licensing and regulation of childcare services pursuant to the provisions of the Children and Young People Act 2008.

The day to day functions of the Children's Policy and Regulation Unit include, but are not limited to, making both announced and unannounced visits to licensed services, providing advice and support to families, children's services and the community relating to child


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