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Department of Children and Families annual report 2015-2016



Department of Children and Families annual report 2015-2016


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Table of Contents Message from the Chief Executive Officer 5 PArt 1: About the dePArtment oF Children And FAmilies 6 Our Role 7 Our Legislation 8 Our Budget 8 Our Strategic Plan 8 Our Structure 10 Our People 11 Our Leadership 12 Our Governance 14 The 2015-16 Year in Review 15 PArt 2: PerFormAnCe 17 Introduction 18 Outcome 1: Protect Children from Harm 19 Identify children who may not be safe and respond in a timely way 19 Thoroughly investigate and assess the childs situation 20 Take effective action to address unsafe situations for children 23 Outcome 2: Optimise Outcomes for Children in Care 26 Children in care experience safety and stability 27 Children in care have their needs met 28 Children in care live in nurturing care environments 30 Outcome 3: Partner with Families, Communities and Agencies 33 Empower and support families and communities to keep children safe 33 Trust and respect the carers who raise children in care 34 Share our vision and responsibilities with partners who can provide effective services 35 Form stronger partnerships in times of emergency 37 Outcome 4: Continuous Improvement to Enable Contemporary Practice 38 Foster a culture of innovation and effective governance 38 Use evidence to improve services and decisions 38

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