Parliament

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?

Children and Young People (Safety) Bill 2017

Ms SANDERSON (Adelaide) (12:01): I note that I am the lead speaker on this very important bill. I reiterate these words from the member for Enfield's speech:

The Children and Young People (Safety) Bill 2017 is a landmark piece of legislation which repeals the Children's Protection Act 1993 and creates a new child protection framework to implement recommendations made by the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission in its report 'The life they deserve'.

 

Statutes Amendment (Child Marriage) Bill

I rise to first express my disappointment that the government will not be supporting this bill. I think it is a very important piece of legislation.

Children's Protection (Guardianship) Amendment Bill

 I rise to speak on the Children's Protection (Guardianship) Amendment Bill 2016 and to support this bill.

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?

Children's Protection (Information Sharing) Amendment Bill

I rise to support the Children's Protection (Information Sharing) Amendment Bill 2016. This is an extremely important bill with regard to the collaboration between agencies involved in the child protection system.

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?

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?