A man referred to the Department of Child and Family Services – and fired – for allegedly abusing a child ended up working for the child protection agency months later where he was reported for similar behaviour.
Government goes silent on DCFS child abuse probe
Minister fails to keep transparency and independence pledge as more disturbing claims emerge
Government is refusing to update the public on its internal investigation into child abuse allegations at the Department of Child and Family Services, despite pledging the process will be transparent. And it appears that the minister and permanent secretary Wayne Carey are themselves conducting the probe – betraying another pledge to recruit an independent party […]
Children allege neglect and abuse by child protection agency
Minister promises swift investigation; Director of Child and Family Services placed on leave pending outcome of probe.
Children under the care of the Department of Child and Family Services have made a number of allegations of neglect and abuse by staff, staff being drunk while on duty and intimidation and harassment for reporting their concerns. Government has placed the department’s director on ‘administrative leave’ following complaints of improper handling of the allegations…....