Review of Child Protection Decisions in the ACT


The ACT Government is currently consulting the community on the discussion paper, Review of child protection decisions in the ACT.

Review of child protection decisions in the ACT - Discussion paper [PDF 584KB] [Word 432KB]

Background

In April 2016, the Report of the Inquiry: Review into the system level responses to family violence in the ACT (the Glanfield Report) made a number of recommendations relating to the operations of Child and Youth Protection Services (CYPS).

Recommendation 12 of the Glanfield Report stated:

‘A review should be undertaken of what decisions made by CYPS should be subject to internal or external merits review. The review should have regard to the position of other jurisdictions and be chaired by the Justice and Community Safety Directorate.’

To address this recommendation, a working group was established including representatives from the Justice and Community Safety Directorate, the Community Services Directorate and the Coordinator-General for Family Safety.

As part of their work, a discussion paper, Review of child protection decisions in the ACT, has been developed and is now available for consultation.

Submissions

Consultation on the discussion paper Review of child protection decisions in the ACT is open to the public. Written submissions addressing one or more of the paper’s discussion points are to be emailed to JACSLPPCivil@act.gov.au by 28 June 2019. Other enquiries can also be directed to this email address.

All questions are to be directed to JACSLPPCivil@act.gov.au.