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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1386..


ACT Community Care Aged Day Care (d)

$593,900

$593,900

Burrangiri Respite Centre

$978,845

$978,845

Total 2002/2003

$4,604,782

(a) HAAC is the Home and Community Care Program.

(b) includes regional community services, ACT Community Care, Mirinjani, and North Belconnen Day Centre.

(c) includes ACT red Cross, Communities @ Work, FaBRIC, Kincare, Marymead, and Respite Care ACT.

(d) includes programs not classified as Respite Care.

Children-deaths

(Question No 402)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 4 March 2003:

In relation to child deaths and mandatory reporting:

1. In (a) 2001 - 2002 and (b) 2002 - 2003 to December 2002, how many children known to Family Services have died in the ACT by misadventure, ie accidental drowning, possible abuse, neglect etc:

2. How many of the above at (1) came to the professional attention of Family Services prior to their death and what action was taken by Family Services to address their individual problems;

3. How many at (1) and (2) came to the attention of people required by law under the provision of the Children and Young People Act 1999 (as amended) to so report and were not reported;

4. What action is being taken against those who failed to fulfil their legal obligations under mandatory reporting;

5. What steps are being taken to compel people required under mandatory reporting to do so;

6. If no action is being taken, what is the purpose of the legal requirement for mandatory reporting and why should it not be repealed.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to Mr Cornwell's question is:

1. There are two children, both previously known to Family Services, who have died in this period.


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