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An Inquiry into the Monitoring and Enforcing of Child Safe Standards

Terms of Reference:The Committee will examine the scope and direction of the work currently being undertaken by government agencies, regulatory bodies and non-government organisations to improve the monitoring of child safe standards and the role of the Commissioner for Children and Young People in ensuring Western Australia’s independent oversight mechanisms operate in a way that makes the interests of children and young people the paramount consideration. In particular, the Committee will consider the following:
  • The recommendations made by the Commissioner for Children and Young People in the report ‘Oversight of services for children and young people in Western Australia’;
  • The recommendations from the ‘Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’ relating to an independent oversight body responsible for monitoring and enforcing child safe standards; and
  • The response from the State Government of Western Australia to the above recommendations.

Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
20/03/201909:15 AMMeeting Room 4Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services
28/03/201901:00 PMMeeting Room 1Mental Health Advocacy Service
28/03/201902:00 PMMeeting Room 1Ombudsman WA
28/03/201903:00 PMMeeting Room 1Auditor General
03/04/201909:30 AMMeeting Room 4Department of Health
03/04/201910:30 AMMeeting Room 4Department of Education
10/04/201909:30 AMMeeting Room 4Department of Communities
17/04/201910:00 AMMeeting Room 1Child and Adolescent Health Service
17/04/201911:00 AMMeeting Room 1WA Police
17/04/201912:00 PMMeeting Room 1Department of Justice
17/04/201901:30 PMMeeting Room 1Health and Disability Services Complaints Office
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Professor Neil MORGAN (Inspector of Custodial Services, Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services) Mr Darian FERGUSON (Deputy Inspector, Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services), Ms Rowena DAVIS (Director Reviews, Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services) and Mr Kieran ARTELARIS (Inspections and Research Officer, Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services) on 20 Mar 2019
Evidence by.. Ms Debora COLVIN (Chief Mental Health Advocate, Mental Health Advocacy Service) on 28 Mar 2019
Evidence by.. Mrs Sandra LABUSCHAGNE (Acting Auditor General, Office of the Auditor General), Mr Jason BEELEY (Assistant Auditor General, Performance Audit, Office of the Auditor General) on 28 Mar 2019
Evidence by.. Mr Chirstopher FIELD (Ombudsman, Ombudsman Western Australia), Ms Gwyneth WHITE (Deputy Ombudsman, Ombudsman Western Australia), Ms Rebecca POOLE (Assistant Ombudsman, Ombudsman Western Australia) on 28 Mar 2019
Evidence by.. Dr Mei-Ling KOAY (Executive Director, Patient Safety and Clinical Quality, Department of Health) on 3 Apr 2019
Evidence by.. Ms Lisa RODGERS (Director General, Department of Education), Mr Martin CLERY (Acting Executive Director, Statewide Services, Department of Education), Mr Stephen BAXTER (Acting Deputy Director General, Public Schools, Department of Education), Mr Lindsay HALE (Executive Director, Public Schools, Department of Education), Mr Mike CULLEN (Acting Executive Director, Professional Standards and Conduct, Department of Education), Mr Gavin AGACY (Director, Non-Government School Regulation, Department of Education) Mr Richard MILES (Director, Teacher Registration, Department of Education) on 3 Apr 2019
Evidence by.. MS MICHELLE ANDREWS (Director General, Department of Communities), MS HELEN NYS (Assistant Director General, Policy and Service Design, Department of Communities), MR BRAD JOLLY (Assistant Director General, Commissioning and Sector Engagement, Department of Communities), MS MARION HAILES-MACDONALD (Assistant Director General, Disability Services, Department of Communities), MR MARK CROFTS (Director, Standards and Integrity, Department of Communities), MS RENE… GIOFFRE (General Manager, Policy and Service Design, Department of Communities), MR MAYNARD RYE (Manager, Strategic Procurement, Department of Communities), MS SIMONE BASTIN (Director, Inclusion Policy and Service Design, Department of Communities) on 10 Apr 2019
Evidence by.. Dr ARESH ANWAR (Chief Executive, Child and Adolescent Health Service), Dr KAVITHA VIJAYALAKSHMI (Consultant Psychiatrist and Executive Director for Medical Services), Ms DEBRA CLEMENTS (Manager, Statewide Protection of Children Coordination Unit), (Ms PATRICIA SULLIVAN (Service Co-Director, Child and Adolescent Health Service) on 17 Apr 2019
Evidence by.. Ms SARAH COWIE (Director, Health and Disability Services Complaints Office) on 17 Apr 2019
Evidence by.. Ms JANETTE ALLEN (Acting Deputy Commissioner for Women and Young People, Department of Justice), Mr MICHAEL HESLINGTON (Superintendent, Banksia Hill Detention Centre, Department of Justice), Ms KATI KRASZLAN (Acting Commissioner for Victims of Crime, Department of Justice) on 17 Apr 2019
Evidence by.. Mr CHRIS DAWSON (Commissioner of Police, Western Australia Police Force), Ms SUSAN YOUNG (Acting Assistant Commissioner, Western Australia Police Force), Mr HAMISH McKENZIE (Detective Inspector, Sex Crime Division, Western Australia Police Force) on 17 Apr 2019
Evidence by.. Dr NATHAN GIBSON (Chief Psychiatrist of Western Australia) on 8 May 2019
Evidence by.. Dr MELISSA O’DONNELL (Senior Research Fellow, Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia) on 8 May 2019
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