Hon Andrea Mitchell BPE DipEd MLA

Hon Andrea Mitchell BPE DipEd MLA

Former Minister for Mental Health; Child Protection

    Public comment sought on child protection laws

    1/12/2016 9:05 AM
    • Child protection legislation under review
    • Public comment sought on Children and Community Services Act 2004

    Public consultation for the review into Western Australia's child protection laws opens today, as part of the Liberal National Government's ongoing commitment to protect and nurture the State's most vulnerable children and families.


    Child Protection Minister Andrea Mitchell said the State Government was determined to ensure the Children and Community Services Act 2004 provided a strong response to increase the safety and wellbeing of children, individuals, families and communities.


    "The review of the Act provides the opportunity to make adjustments where required, and coincides with a period of significant reforms to better meet the complex needs of children in care and prevent more children from coming into care," Ms Mitchell said.


    "This provides an important and timely opportunity for all interested stakeholders to have their say in effectively strengthening the foundation of our child protection system.


    "To ensure all stakeholders have an opportunity to contribute during the public comment period, the State Government will be consulting with community groups, including Aboriginal groups, across Western Australia."


    To make a written submission, download the consultation paper at http://www.cpfs.wa.gov.au/ccsactreview


    Submissions must be emailed to ccsactreview@cpfs.wa.gov.au, or posted before March 31, 2017 to the following address:


    2017 Legislative Review

    General Law Unit

    Department for Child Protection and Family Support

    PO Box 6334

    EAST PERTH WA 6892


    A report on the review will be tabled in State Parliament by the end of 2017.


    Fact File

    Minister's office - 6552 5400


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