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Policy and Research - Child Protection

2017: YACWA’s Response to the review of The Children and Community Service Act

In response to the review of the Children and Community Services Act of 2004, YACWA focused on Terms of Reference significant to young people aged 12 to 25 in WA. Issues discussed included: Raising Leaving Care Age, Leaving Care Plans, Child Participation and so on.

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2017: Submission to the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017

The Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform Bill (the Bill) contains several measures of which YACWA has dire concern for the impact on young people in Western Australia. It is these specific measures we have chosen to respond to.

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2016: Earlier Intervention and Family Support Strategy February 2016 Discussion Paper

YACWA welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the Department of Child Protection and Family Support's (the Department) Earlier Intervention and Family Support strategy, dated February 2016.

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2016: NCPW Open Letter

September 4th is the first day of National Child Protection Week, an annual event which, for over 25 years, has reminded the community of the importance of committing to the safety and wellbeing of Australia’s children.

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