This report demonstrates the need for a comprehensive safeguarding approach in NSW for vulnerable adults living in the community – including an effective response to the abuse and neglect of both vulnerable adults with disability and older people.
The NSW Ombudsman has tabled this progress report on the response to the 2017 inquiry into the operation of the Joint Investigation Response Team (JIRT), a tri-agency program delivered by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS), the NSW Police Force and NSW Health....
The NSW Ombudsman, Michael Barnes, has tabled this report to correct the public record in relation to the enforcement statistics published in the former Acting Ombudsman’s November 2017 special report to Parliament.
In NSW each year, over 40% of deaths of young people aged between 1 and 17 years are injury-related. There are many more child injuries that do not result in death. Overall, the burden of childhood injury is a significant health, well-being and public policy issue.