CHILD PROTECTION —
CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE — ROEBOURNE
354. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing
the Minister for Child Protection:
I refer to the minister's
response to question without notice 66 on 20 February 2019, in which the minister
reported that for cases of young people who are sex offenders attending school,
''assessments are based on what is best for the school community and the
individual young people''.
(1) Is the
minister aware that the multi-agency protocols for education options for young
people charged with harmful sexual behaviours state that there is no actual
predictor tool to assess young people and their risk of reoffending?
(2) What set of
criteria is used to determine whether allowing a sex offender to remain at school
is in the best interests of that school community?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(2) As outlined
in the multi-agency protocol, the decision regarding whether a young person
charged with harmful sexual behaviours returns to school is the responsibility
of the Department of Education. The Department of Communities supports all
agencies subject to this protocol and provides information and advice to inform