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Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into child protection services in NSW (Volume 1 and 2)

30 Nov 2008
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This 2008 report was commissioned to investigate the changes needed for the child protection system to provide more effective services to protect children and to meet future levels of demand. The contemporary challenge facing all child protection systems in Australia, and in particular NSW as the largest, is sufficiently resourcing flexible prevention and early intervention services so as to reduce the numbers of children and young people who require the state to step in to keep them safe.

The key principles which underpin this Inquiry’s reforms are as follows. Child protection is the collective responsibility of the whole of government and of the community. Primary responsibility for rearing and supporting children and young people should rest with families and communities, and with government providing support where it is needed, either directly or through the funded non-government sector.

This 2008 report was commissioned to investigate the changes needed for the child protection system to provide more effective services to protect children and to meet future levels of demand.

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978-1-921301-86-5
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2008
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