QuestionsOnNotice

Questions on Notice No 1135
Answered
Assembly
59 Parliament First Session
Question
Asked: 10 September 2019

Question on Notice

Mr Wakeling to ask the Minister for Child Protection — During the 2018/19 year, what is the total number of child protection practitioners employed by the Department of Health and Human Services who:

(1) Were made redundant (whether voluntary or involuntary).

(2) Had employment terminated by the department.

(3) Had employment ceased as a result of a voluntary separation or resignation.

Answer
Answered: 7 December 2019

I am informed that:

 

Victoria is recognised as a national leader in the Child Protection field and recent reforms have delivered positive and powerful changes to strengthen the workforce and improve the future of vulnerable children and families.

 

I am informed that as of 30 June 2019, there were 2,077.6 child protection practitioners employed by the Department of Health and Human Services (Full Time Equivalent positions), with the staff turnover rate reducing by 2 per cent on the previous financial year.

 

This is the highest number of child protection practitioners ever recorded in Victoria, and an increase of more than 650 since the Andrews Labor Government came to power. As a direct result of our commitment an additional 5,700 children have been allocated a dedicated practitioner.

 

 

 

 

 

Hon Luke Donnellan MP
Minister for Child Protection

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