CHILDREN IN CARE —
1239. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing
the Minister for Child Protection:
I refer to the minister's
response to my question on notice 2480 regarding the more than threefold
increase in the number of children self-referring to the Advocate for Children
in Care, from 112 in 2017 to 372 in 2018, which the minister states is a result
of the rollout of a computer-mediated self-interviewing program.
(1) Is the minister referring to
the Viewpoint program?
(2) If no to (1), what program is
the minister referring to?
(3) On what date did the
computer-mediated self-interviewing program first become operational?
(4) Further to (3), on what date
was the program linked to the client management database?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(2) Not applicable.
(3) The Viewpoint program was first
introduced in 2012.
(4) The Viewpoint
program and client management databases were linked in October 2018. In 2017,
the Department of Communities made Viewpoint
participation a critical priority for all districts across the state.