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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 899 asked in the Legislative Council on 9 November 2021 by Hon Nick Goiran

Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on

CHILDREN IN CARE — WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN

899. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Child Protection:

I refer to the answer to my question without notice 831 in which the minister informed the house that on 26 October 2021 there was one child in the care of the CEO of the department whose whereabouts was recorded as unknown and who was not in contact with their caseworker.

(1) Has this child been found?

(2) If no to (1), has this child been placed on the Australian Missing Persons Register?

(3) If no to (2), why not?

(4) According to the end-of-month reporting for October, how many children in the care of the CEO had their whereabouts and/or living arrangements recorded as ''unknown''?

(5) Further to (4), how many are not in regular contact with their caseworker?

Hon SAMANTHA ROWE replied:

I thank the member for some notice of the question. I provide the following answer on behalf of the Minister for Child Protection. It is not possible to provide the information in the time frame, but I will endeavour to have a response for the honourable member on the next sitting day.

Hon Nick Goiran interjected.

The PRESIDENT: Order!