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Question Without Notice No. 929 asked in the Legislative Council on 3 September 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

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CHILD PROTECTION — CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE — GOLDFIELDSFOSTER CARERSCHILD PROTECTION — CASEWORKERS — CASELOAD

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

I refer to the answers to my questions without notice 822, 865 and 888.

(1) Will the minister now inform the house how many referrals have been made to Centrecare's child sexual abuse therapy program in the goldfields region this calendar year?

(2) Will the minister table the two most recent briefing notes received by the minister regarding concerns raised by Foster Families South West and the Foster Care Association of Western Australia?

(3) Will the minister inform the house of the number of cases currently being handled by the caseworker with the largest number of cases?

(4) If yes to (1) or (3), what are the respective numbers?

(5) If yes to (2), when?

(6) If no to any of (1)–(3), why not?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1) The Department of Communities has confirmed that the recent report was received. I expect to be able to provide a response when the report analysis has concluded. I refer the member to question without notice 822 for the 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019 referral numbers.

(2) Yes. These will be tabled today. I am not sure why they are not part of the answer, but I do have papers that I will table at the end of question time.

(3) I refer to my response to question without notice 888. I am endeavouring to have a response for the member as soon as possible.

(4) Not applicable.

(5) Refer to (2).

(6) Refer to (1)–(3).