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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 26 September 2019) . . Page.. 4045 ..


Safer Families – Improved access to Legal Aid

Safer Families – Stronger criminal justice responses

Safer Families – Stronger police support for family violence victims

Health Directorate

Safer Families – Support and referral through specialist drug and alcohol treatment services

Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate

Safer Families – Reportable conduct scheme for employees

c. The subject of each function is outlined in Table J.2 on page 417 of 2018-19 Budget Paper No. 3.

https://apps.treasury.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/1206817/Budget-Paper-3-Budget-Outlook-2018-19.pdf

d. The Safer Families Package funds functions not positions. The funding is provided to the responsible directorate which determines how that function is best delivered. The number of positions required to deliver each function is not necessarily fixed and may change over time.


Children and young people—care and protection(Question No 2654)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Children, Youth and Families, upon notice, on 16 August 2019:

(1) How many children in care and protection currently have a therapeutic plan as at the date this question is published in the Questions on Notice Paper.

(2) Who conducts the therapeutic assessments in relation to part (1) and at what point in time upon entry into the care and protection system are children assessed.

(3) How many children in care and protection currently do not have a therapeutic plan as at the date this question is published in the Questions on Notice Paper.

(4) What criteria determines whether a child in care and protection will receive a (a) therapeutic assessment and (b) therapeutic plan.

(5) Who has authority to (a) view a child’s therapeutic plan and (b) review and/or amend a child’s therapeutic plan.

(6) How often are therapeutic plans reviewed, and under what additional circumstances would a child’s therapeutic plan be subject to review.

(7) Is a child’s therapeutic plan added to their health passport.

Ms Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

A therapeutic assessment takes place when a child enters care and focuses on gathering information about the child’s history, exposure to trauma and its impact, and the child’s


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