Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 16 February 2017) . . Page.. 724 ..
(17) The ACT Government contracts Barnados as the lead agency in the ACT Together consortia to provide the Continuum of Care domain. Barnados subcontracts to Premier Youthworks aspects of the Continuum of Care including residential care. The ACT Government pays Barnados a flat fee per child for the provision of appropriate care to meet each child’s presenting needs. Therefore there is no specific fee for young people in the residential care component of the continuum of care. The ACT Government does not directly pay Premier Youthworks. Premier Youthworks is a private company and any request for information regarding its profit and loss should be directed to Premier Youthworks.
(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).
Children and young people—adoptions
(Question No 58)
Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Disability, Children and Youth, upon notice, on 16 December 2016:
(1) How many domestic adoptions were finalised in the ACT in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13, (e) 2013-14, (f) 2014-15, (g) 2015-16.
(2) How many of the domestic adoptions referred to in part (1) were to kin.
(3) How many intercountry adoptions were finalised in the ACT in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13, (e) 2013-14, (f) 2014-15, (g) 2015-16.
(4) How many children were started on an adoption process in the ACT in each that were uncompleted or did not eventuate in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13, (e) 2013-14, (f) 2014-15, (g) 2015-16.
(5) How many enquiries did the ACT Government receive in 2015-16 expressing interest in adopting a child.
Ms Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(a) 2009-10: Local – 2; Known - 8
(b) 2010-11: Local – 1; Known - 3
(c) 2011-12: Local – 1; Known - 4
(d) 2012-13: Local – 0; Known - 2
(e) 2013-14: Local – 1; Known - 6
(f) 2014-15: Local – 0; Known - 7
(g) 2015-16: Local – 2; Known – 2
Adoptions in Australia 2015-16, Table A13 and Table A19
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Adoptions in Australia Report defines adoptions as;
known child adoption: An adoption of a child/children who were born or permanently residing in Australia before the adoption, who have a pre-existing