FOSTER CARE —
752. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing
the Minister for Child Protection:
I refer to the minister's
answer to my question without notice 734 on 30 August 2018 in which she
informed the house that children remain in the care of a male foster carer in
Newman notwithstanding that he has been served with a restraining order and has
been the subject of a departmental carer review since 13 June.
(1) Is the review now complete?
(2) If yes to (1), what was the
(3) If no to (1),
does the department have a policy or procedure outlining the time frame that
such reviews should ordinarily take?
(4) If yes to (3), will the minister
table that document?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(1) No. The review is not as yet
(2) Not applicable.
(3) Yes. A ''Duty
of Care Report — Carer Standard of Care Assessment'' must be
completed within 30 days and provided to the district director for approval.
Any extension to this time frame must be approved by the district director. Due
to the complex nature of this review, the district director has agreed to an
extension of the assessment period to the end of September 2018.
(4) Yes. I table the Department of
Communities' casework practice manual, section 2.1.5.
[See paper 1741.]