This report provides insights on the outcomes the child protection system is delivering for children and young people against 10 important wellbeing indicators.
Some key findings in the report identify that:
- Against the critical ‘Safe out-of-home care’ indicator, the service system continued to perform on-par with the previous two years, with approximately 2% of children and young people in out-of-home care experiencing a substantiated ‘Matter of Concern’
- Slight gains were made in the Department’s management of its child protection Investigations and Assessments, but as with previous year’s scope for further improvement remains, and
- Performance across wellbeing indicators remains largely unchanged, including the significant disadvantage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people experience compared to non-Indigenous children and young people.