The Annual Report of the Guardian for Children and Young People confirms that the crisis in child protection under the Weatherill Government continues unabated.
The Weatherill Government’s decision to suspend standing orders to debate its child protection legislation in State Parliament before Opposition members had a chance to read the bill is a display of pathetic political point scoring.
The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Government to end its practice of recruiting unqualified staff to work in the child protection system and adopt the Liberal policy of opening up recruitment to people holding a broader range of degree-level qualifications.
In the wake of the Weatherill Government’s announcement of new psychological testing for child
protection workers the State Liberals are calling for the release of the Hyde Review and the review into the how a child protection worker red flagged by Mal Hyde returned to work before being charged with subsequent child abuse offences.