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Question On Notice No. 1 asked in the Legislative Council on 11 May 2017 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Leader of the House representing the Minister for Child Protection
Minister responding: Hon S.F. McGurk
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Tabled Paper No: 1234- View tabled paper
Question

I refer to the workloads of departmental staff and I ask, what are the:
(a) number of full-time equivalents in each country and metropolitan district;
(b) number of children in care allocated per district;
(c) number of other cases allocated per district;
(d) number of children in care on the monitored list, per district;
(e) number of children who have been on the monitored list for greater than 90 days, per district;
(f) number of staff carrying more than 15 cases; and
(g) location of staff carrying more than 15 cases?

Answered on 15 June 2017

(a) As at April 2017, the number of full-time equivalents in each district was:

East Kimberley – 28

Goldfields – 28

Great Southern – 25.80

Murchison – 31

Peel – 32

Pilbara – 36.55

South West – 42.72

West Kimberley – 32.50

Wheatbelt – 36

Armadale – 56.30

Cannington – 51.30

Fremantle – 43.70

Joondalup – 41

Midland – 54.40

Mirrabooka – 49

Perth – 44.87

Rockingham – 41.50

  

(b) As at 8 April 2017, the number of children in care allocated per district was:

East Kimberley – 143

Goldfields – 150.5

Great Southern – 153.5

Murchison – 181.5

Peel – 217

Pilbara – 207

South West – 291

West Kimberley – 171.5

Wheatbelt – 231.5

Armadale – 421.5

Cannington – 390.5

Fremantle – 280

Joondalup – 302.5

Midland – 370.5

Mirrabooka – 325.5

Perth – 240

Rockingham – 241

 

(c) As at 8 April 2017, the number of other cases allocated per district was:

East Kimberley – 88

Goldfields – 69

Great Southern – 75

Murchison – 115

Peel – 95

Pilbara – 219

South West –141

West Kimberley – 149

Wheatbelt – 106

Armadale – 135

Cannington – 177

Fremantle – 152

Joondalup – 122

Midland – 166

Mirrabooka – 108

Perth – 67

Rockingham – 148

 

(d) As at 8 April 2017, the number of children in care on the monitored list per district was:

East Kimberley – 15.5

Goldfields – 1

Great Southern – 40

Murchison – 64.5

Peel – 21.5

Pilbara – 9

South West – 16.5

West Kimberley – 2.5

Wheatbelt – 32.5

Armadale – 46

Cannington – 6

Fremantle – 3

Joondalup – 9

Midland – 9

Mirrabooka – 0

Perth – 19.5

Rockingham – 66.5

 

(e) As at 8 April 2017, the number of children who have been on the monitored list for greater than 90 days, per district was:

East Kimberley - 1

Goldfields – 1

Great Southern – 1.5

Peel – 17.5

Pilbara - 3

Wheatbelt – 13

Armadale – 27

Cannington – 3

Fremantle – 2

Joondalup - 5

Perth – 3

Rockingham – 17

 

Cases on the monitored list are reviewed on a monthly basis by the Team Leader. Case management requirements, such as care planning and attending to other requests as they arise, are allocated by the Team Leader to a case manager on their team who has capacity to action those one off requests at that time.

 

(f) As at 8 April 2017, the number of staff carrying more than 15 cases was 124. 

 

(g) As at 8 April 2017, the location of staff carrying more than 15 cases was:

East Kimberley – 4

Goldfields – 4

Great Southern – 5

Murchison – 10

Peel – 7

Pilbara – 11

South West – 7

West Kimberley – 2

Wheatbelt – 3

Armadale – 13

Cannington – 12

Fremantle – 7

Joondalup – 14

Midland – 8

Mirrabooka – 6

Perth – 2

Rockingham – 9