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Question Without Notice No. 54 asked in the Legislative Council on 15 March 2018 by Hon Nick Goiran

Parliament: 40 Session: 1
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CHILD PROTECTION — CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE — ROEBOURNE
      54. 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 on 13 March 2018 about the 184 victims of child sex offences in Roebourne.
      (1) Does the minister know whether any of the 184 victims are currently residing with a person either charged or convicted with one or more child sex offences?
(2) If no to (1), has the minister asked the Department of Communities?
Hon SUE ELLERY replied:
      (1)–(2) As previously advised in the response to Legislative Council question without notice C016, the minister has received regular updates regarding Roebourne and I reiterate that the minister is satisfied the Department of Communities continues to undertake the necessary actions to appropriately protect and support children and families in Roebourne. This is a complex situation and involves detailed and ongoing assessments. As information is received, the Department of Communities will always assess this to make determinations on the appropriate action that needs to be undertaken. Should a circumstance arise in which there are concerns about a child or children living with a particular individual or individuals, action will be taken to assess the safety of children in these circumstances and appropriate protective action will be taken.