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Review into FACS performance

Last published on 21 Dec 2018 in Media releases

Statement from the Minister for Family and Community Services, Pru Goward

In October this year, the Department of Family and Community Services released data which showed a decrease in the number of children at risk-of-significant-harm seen by a FACS caseworker in 2017-18.

I was deeply disappointed by this reduction and asked the FACS Secretary to undertake a review.

I have now received and read the independent review by PWC and have directed the Department to implement all recommendations.

I am pleased that in the six months to September 2018, our caseworkers had seen more than 15,000 children at risk. I have asked that FACS continually monitor these numbers to ensure progress is maintained.

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