Territory Stories

Coroner's Act In the matter of Coroner's Findings and Recommendations into the death of Kunmanara Forbes pursuant to section 46B dated 2 December 2009

Details:

Title

Coroner's Act In the matter of Coroner's Findings and Recommendations into the death of Kunmanara Forbes pursuant to section 46B dated 2 December 2009

Other title

Tabled paper 660

Collection

Tabled papers for 11th Assembly 2008 - 2012; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2010-02-16

Description

Deemed paper

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

See publication

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/280975

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/415380

Page content

down, as they so obviously were. There was no family around, no consistent family member taking responsibility for this girl to help to set her on the right track and to make sure that she had the appropriate assessments and the help that would come from those assessments. So all of thats missing. And she had a whole lot of physical and behavioural concerns that would have or should have raised her case to a higher level basically ... ...there are two agencies that if they were involved should have, could have and should have picked up the severity of this case and severity of risk in this case and done something more about it. The first is Family and Childrens Services and the second is Remote Mental Health Service. ( (Transcript p 30) ...when I was reading through the file knowing the outcome as we do, it was almost like seeing a horror movie where you know whats going to happen at the end and you just want someone to ask the particular questions or Q All the flags were there and no one particular picked up how serious it was? A No one put it all together. I think that people did pick up that there were some serious things here, some serious things there, but no one actually brought the case together. no institution or no one in \ 38. Given the lack of effective involvement of Remote Area Mental Health (discussed above) it was Dr Rosebys view that FACS had a responsibility to pull the case together (Transcript p31 -32). Although Ms Scott gave a somewhat qualified assent to this proposition (Transcript pi22-123), the contrary was not put to either Dr Roseby in questioning nor me in submissions by counsel for FACS. I find that in all the circumstances FACS was the appropriate organisation to organise a case conference and should have done so in relation to the deceased, so that the disparate pieces of information about her physical and mental health, wellbeing, and whereabouts which were in the hands of different organisations could be 15


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.