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(3) How many (full-time equivalent) Family Group Conference (FGC) facilitators are currently providing this service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in relation to the child protection system.
(4) What is the average length of time a family must wait to access that service, once a family accepts a referral to a FGC.
(5) On average, how much of the wait time is administrative in nature (ie, arranging for the FGC), and how much is caused by the need to wait for a facilitator to be available.
Ms Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) In 2020-21, a total of 3,927 Child Concern Reports relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people were received by Child and Youth Protection Services. Of those, 629 were appraised as Child Protection Reports relating to the safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people.
(2) Of the 3,927 Child Concern Reports relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people , 629 proceeded to appraisal, 506 reports were closed and 123 were substantiated.
(3) The Family Group Conferencing team consists of 3 facilitators and 1 Practice Leader, all of whom are Aboriginal.
(4) There is no wait to access this service and engagement with the family commences as soon as acceptance to undertake a Family Group Conference has been agreed by the family.
(5) Family Group Conferencing preparation time in engaging with the family can take up to 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the family’s level of engagement and if family members wish to travel from interstate to participate in person rather than through audio visual means. There is no wait time for a facilitator to be available.
Waste—green waste services relocation
(Question No 820)
Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 3 June 2022:
In relation to the relocation of the Parkwood green waste facility, has the lodgement of a development application for the new site been submitted; if so, when was it submitted; if not, why has it not been submitted.
Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
A Development Application was formally lodged with the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate on 26 May 2022.