Rethinking Our Child Protection System

The value of child protection services is unquestionably important in helping vulnerable children who face abuse and neglect in the household. However, a report released by the Victorian Commissioner for Children and Young People focused on 35 young people aged 12-17 who ended their lives whilst in child protection care.

While the report only looked at Victoria, the issues raised are felt all around the country with tragic consequences. In light of the findings, questions around funding and systemic problems are raised.

To understand more about the complexities surrounding the current state of child protection systems, The Daily was joined by Dr Rochelle Einboden, Lecturer from the Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery at USYD.

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