Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

 The department is committed to addressing the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the child protection system.

Addressing the safety, wellbeing and cultural needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people is a priority for the department, to provide these children with safe, stable and culturally appropriate placements.

To assist in providing the most culturally appropriate service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the child protection system, the department works with Recognised Entities (independent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations) when making significant decisions for children and young people.

Performance information

Intake phase

Initial decision making point where the department determines its response to reports of suspected harm or risk of harm.

 AnnualQuarterly
Children subject to an intake Excel (XLSX, 16 KB) Excel (CSV, 5 KB) Excel (XLSX, 20 KB) Excel (CSV, 6 KB)
Notifications and children subject to a notification Excel (XLSX, 20 KB) Excel (XLSX, 18 KB)

Investigation and assessment phase

All notifications recorded by the department are required to be investigated and an assessment made as to whether the child is in need of protection.

 AnnualQuarterly
Notifications requiring investigation, by investigation and assessment outcome  Excel (XLSX, 17 KB) Excel (XLSX, 20 KB)
Substantiations and children subject to a substantiation Excel (XLSX, 17 KB) Excel (XLSX, 19 KB)
Children subject to a substantiation, by most serious harm type Excel (XLSX, 17 KB) Excel (XLSX, 20 KB)

Ongoing intervention phase

Ongoing intervention by the department is required when it is determined that a child is in need of protection.

 AnnualQuarterly
Children subject to ongoing intervention, by ongoing intervention type  Excel (XLSX, 16 KB) Excel (XLSX, 19 KB)
Children subject to intervention with parental agreement Excel (XLSX, 11 KB) Excel (XLSX, 17 KB)
Children subject to protective orders Excel (XLSX, 17 KB) Excel (XLSX, 18 KB)
Children subject to child protection orders Excel (XLSX, 12 KB) Excel (XLSX, 18 KB)
Children subject to short-term child protection orders Excel (XLSX, 17 KB) Excel (XLSX, 18 KB)
Children subject to long-term child protection orders Excel (XLSX, 17 KB) Excel (XLSX, 18 KB)
Children living away from home Excel (XLSX, 12 KB) Excel (XLSX, 17 KB)
Children in out-of-home care, by primary placement Excel (XLSX, 12 KB) Excel (XLSX, 15 KB)
Children exiting out-of-home care Excel (XLSX, 11 KB) Excel (XLSX, 13 KB)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care, by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status and relationship of carer Excel (XLSX, 15 KB) Excel (XLSX, 15 KB)
Carer families, by carer type Excel (XLSX, 16 KB) Excel (XLSX, 19 KB)
Carer family commencements Excel (XLSX, 16 KB) Excel (XLSX, 19 KB)
Carer family exits Excel (XLSX, 14 KB) Excel (XLSX, 17 KB)

Improved safety

When a child comes into contact with the child protection system, it is the department's role to ensure the child's safety is improved.

 AnnualQuarterly
Children subject to a substantiation experiencing a resubstantiation within three or 12 months Excel (XLSX, 12 KB) Excel (XLSX, 15 KB)
Children subject to an initial decision not to substantiate, experiencing a substantiation within three or 12 months Excel (XLSX, 12 KB) Excel (XLSX, 15 KB)
Standard of care reviews and harm reports Excel (XLSX, 14 KB) Excel (XLSX, 16 KB)

High quality of service and improved wellbeing

It is the department's role to ensure high quality services are delivered to children and young people that are meaningful to their protection needs and wellbeing.

 AnnualQuarterly
Number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children subject to ongoing intervention with a cultural support plan  Excel (XLSX, 12 KB) Excel (XLSX, 14 KB)
Percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living away from home placed with kin, other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residential care services, by region Excel (XLSX, 12 KB) Excel (XLSX, 14 KB)

Demographics

Demographics are the breakdown of the population into measurable, quantifiable statistical categories such as age and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status.

 AnnualQuarterly
Estimated resident population, by age groups  Excel (XLSX, 12 KB) N/A

Our Way Strategy and Action Plan

Interim performance reporting for Changing Tracks: An action plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families (PDF).

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