Questions

Suspended Child Protection Department Staff

Ms SANDERSON (Adelaide) (15:15): My question is again to the Minister for Education and Child Development. Will the minister inform the house how many Department for Child Protection staff (formerly Families SA staff) were suspended on full or part pay during both the 2015-16 and the 2016-17 financial years, and what the total cost was?

Report of Number of Children in Care With Case Plans

Ms SANDERSON (Adelaide) (15:14): My question again is to the Minister for Education and Child Development. When will the government fix their systems so that they can report the number of children in care with case plans, as required by the Productivity Commission?

Child Protection Income Management

Ms SANDERSON (Adelaide) (15:13): My question is to the Minister for Education and Child Development. How many families are now subject to child protection income management, as per recommendation 22.6 of the Chloe Valentine inquest, that was agreed to by the government over 2½ years ago?

15-year-old Hoon Driver Under Guardianship of Minister

Ms SANDERSON (Adelaide) (14:35): My question is to the Minister for Education and Child Development. Following on from my question on 20 October 2016, will the minister now advise the house of how long the then 15-year-old hoon driver, under the guardianship of the minister at the time, had been missing for at the time of the incident that killed Mrs Nicole Tucker?

Children in Care and the NDIS

Ms SANDERSON (Adelaide) (15:03): My question is to the Minister for Education and Child Development. Has the government completed recommendation 223 of the Nyland royal commission, due for implementation by 31.3.2017, to ensure that every child in care, or who enters care or who is potentially eligible, applies to participate in the National Disability Insurance Scheme?

3,300 Children Under Guardianship of the Minister Relinquished by Parents

Ms SANDERSON (Adelaide) (15:25): My question again is to the Minister for Education and Child Development. How many of the approximately 3,300 children under the guardianship of the minister were relinquished by their parents?

Craigmore Attack

Ms SANDERSON (Adelaide) (15:24): My question is to the Minister for Education and Child Development. Are the three children, who were living in the home where a Craigmore woman was recently attacked by a group of men armed with hammers, known to the Department for Child Protection and, if so, what supports or interventions had they received prior to the incident?

Children in Out-of-Home Care

an the minister inform the house of the proportion of children in out-of-home care who were the subject of a substantiation where the person responsible for that substantiation claim was living in the household providing the out-of-home care?

Foster Carer and Kinship Carer Payments

Ms SANDERSON ( Adelaide ) ( 14:50 :17 ): My question is to the Minister for Education and Child Development. Can the minister explain—why she has restricted the extension of foster carer payments to those caring for people who are studying full-time or in apprenticeships, given that many young people in care are unable to work or study full-time due to mental health issues or simply cannot find any work?

Child Protection Department

Ms SANDERSON ( Adelaide ) ( 14:18 :09 ): My question is to the Minister for Child Protection Reform. Can the minister now identify how many of the 102 Families SA staff identified in the Hyde review are still employed by the agency, and how many are currently suspended on full pay?