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Question Without Notice No. 1172 asked in the Legislative Council on 17 October 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 17 October 2019

FOSTER CARE — MONITORED LIST

1172. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Child Protection:

I refer to the article ''The ghost list: Foster kids languishing in a 'broken' system'' published by WAtoday on 27 September 2019.

(1) Is the minister aware that the acting assistant director general was quoted as saying that ''strict guidelines are in place for children appearing on the monitored list and compliance with these guidelines are examined closely''?

(2) Will the minister table the guidelines referred to by the acting assistant director general?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) Yes, I am aware of that quote.

(2) I table the attached Department of Communities ''Casework Practice Manual'' paragraphs 2.2.5 and 4.1.8, which outlines policies and governance procedures regarding the monitored list across the state.

[See paper 3283.]