Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 10 Hansard (Thursday, 14 September 2017) . . Page.. 3837 ..
Child and Youth Protection Services will continue to work with the Human Rights Commission to address any alleged misconduct or wrong doing until the matter has been fully investigated.
Mr Gentleman (in reply to a supplementary question by Mrs Jones on Wednesday, 16 August 2017):
In 2016-17, 613 fuel theft offences were reported to ACT Policing.
Nine individuals were apprehended by ACT Policing in 2016-17 resulting in 16 charges for offences relating to fuel theft.
The remaining 597 offences reported to ACT Policing did not result in the apprehension of an offender.
Children and young people—foster care
Ms Stephen-Smith (in reply to a supplementary question by Mrs Kikkert on Tuesday, 22 August 2017):
1. There are no children waiting for foster care.
ACT Together and Child and Youth Protection Services work together to ensure that the best possible placement is provided to meet the individual circumstances of the child. ACT Together have an aspirational goal of an additional 80 foster carers in the ACT. Any increase in foster carers assists to improve matching between foster carers and children, allows for very individualised carer arrangements for children who have particularly high and complex needs, and improves the ability to better support carers by reducing the numbers of children in any one carer household.