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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 136 asked in the Legislative Council on 22 March 2018 by Hon Charles Smith

Minister responding: Hon S.M. Ellery
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on

      136. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the Minister for Education and Training:
Can the minister advise how many critical incident reports were submitted to the Department of Education in each of the following years and, in each case, how many were referred to the police: 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017?
Hon SUE ELLERY replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The answer is in tabular form, so I seek leave to have it incorporated into Hansard.
Leave granted.
The following material was incorporated —

Calendar Year
Number of Incidents Reported
Number of Incidents where there was WA Police Notification
Percentage of Incidents where there was WA Police Notification
4 0224 6946 3517 447
1 1681 2171 5611 619

A notification to WA Police does not represent actual attendance at the school site by WA Police.
The Department of Education has focussed on encouraging the reporting of incidents. The increased level of reporting does not necessarily mean there has been an increase in the number of actual incidents.