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Independent review into residential care placement decisions

Statement from Commissioner for Children and Young People Colin Pettit: 

“I recently raised concerns with the Minister for Child Protection over placement decisions made for young people with harmful sexual behaviours living in residential care.  

Based on discussions with the Minister it was agreed I will undertake an independent review of Department of Communities' policies, practices and services regarding the placement of children with harmful sexual behaviours in residential care.

To inform this review, I intend to speak to young people with experience of residential care.

Timelines for the independent review are currently being developed.”

If you would like to provide information for this review, you can email the Commissioner or contact Natalie Hall, Director Policy, Monitoring and Research on 6213 2297.