Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Amendment Bill 2022
The Minister for Child Protection, the Hon Simone McGurk MLA, introduced the Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Amendment Bill 2022 into the Western Australian Parliament on 17 August 2022. The Bill was passed by the Legislative Assembly on 20 September 2022 and introduced into the Legislative Council on 21 September 2022. For further information visit the Working with Children website.
Feedback sought for child safeguarding in local government consultation
Local government authorities and relevant stakeholders’ feedback is being sought on the draft Child Safe Awareness Policy which aims to reduce the risk of harm and child abuse in local communities.
Release of harmful sexual behaviours practice framework
Another key milestone in the State Government’s implementation of Royal Commission recommendations
- The Australian Centre for Child Protection has launched the WA arm of its national program, which focuses on supports, training and research for children who have been sexually abused or are displaying harmful sexual behaviours. Media statement (30 May 2022): Australian Centre for Child Protection launches WA program.
Important changes to legislation to further protect children now in effect
Commissioning for Child Sexual Abuse Therapeutic Services
- A range of activities is currently underway to inform future commissioning of services that support safety, healing and recovery for children and families who have experienced child sexual abuse.
Increased funding announced to protect the State’s vulnerable
Have your say
- We want to hear from organisations about the work that you have undertaken, plan to undertake or are currently progressing to implement the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.
2021 WA Progress Report