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Question Without Notice No. 624 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 June 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

CHILDREN IN CARE — BANKSIA HILL DETENTION CENTRE

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

I refer to the answer to my question without notice 600 of 11 June 2019 in which the Leader of the House informed the house that 27 children in the care of the chief executive officer of the Department of Communities currently reside at Banksia Hill Detention Centre.

(1) How many of these children are a young person who has been sentenced?

(2) Is it the case that the legislative threshold for a secure care arrangement under section 88C of the Child and Community Services Act 2004 must be met in order for the CEO to place a child in a secure care facility?

(3) If yes to (2), how many section 88C secure care arrangements are currently in place in our state?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

Because of the limited time frame, I am unable to provide an answer today, but I will endeavour to have a response for the member as soon as possible.