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?
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!