Kathryn and Deb were live on our first facebookLive session 7/4/17 (30mins) ...

Join the discussion and tell us what needs to happen to make sure we can achieve successful child protection reform outcomes together.

The recently released Child Protection Systems Royal Commission report, The life they deserve, described shortcomings in our child protection system and beyond, and made extensive recommendations for improvement.

The government is committed to reorienting and building better systems that protect our children, improving parenting practices and supporting our carer community. We have already accepted and begun implementing 42 recommendations, including launching the new Department for Child Protection on 1 November 2016. The system shortcomings revealed in the Royal Commission report and the remaining recommendations have been comprehensively reviewed by the government over the past few months to help inform our way forward.

Information gathered from consultations with carers and other stakeholders will inform planning and implementation of reforms.


Kathryn Jordan, Chief Executive for the Child Protection Reform, shares the key themes that have emerged from the focus groups so far (1m35s)


How many people have been part of the consultation so far?


Aboriginal consultation

Consultation for the Aboriginal community and for children and young people will also be announced shortly.





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