In August 2009, new the department regions came into effect. All data prior to this are reported against the previous child safety zones. Data for 2009-10 onwards can be found in the regional data section of this site.
Please select a zone to see the Child Safety service centres in that location.
|Child concern reports||46,882||59,662|
|Children subject to a child concern report||36,392||44,589|
|Children subject to a notification||22,333||20,959|
|Investigation and assessment|
|Admissions to assessment orders||2,958||3,321|
|Temporary assessment orders||1,407||1,612|
|Court assessment orders||1,551||1,709|
|In need of protection||4,038||4,397|
|Not in need of protection||3,990||2,918|
|Children subject to a substantiation||7,331||6,628|
|Ongoing intervention (a)|
|Total children subject to ongoing intervention||-||8,263||10,647|
|Intervention with parental agreement||1,389||1,490||2,821|
|Child protection orders (CPO)||6,272||6,942||7,826|
|Children subject to protective orders (CPO and CAO)||6,391||7,040||7,942|
|Children living away from home||6,493||7,134||7,590|
|Percentage of Indigenous children living away from home placed with kin, other Indigenous carers or Indigenous residential care services||58.5%||56.7%||58.2%|
|Approved carer families (b)||3,227||3,705||4,082|
- 1. The definitions used for each indicator are identified in the relevant tables on the Our performance site.
- (a) Figures are point in time, as at final day of reference period.
- (b) From 31 August 2009, enhancements to the Integrated Client Management System (ICMS) took place, including an audit and cleansing of carer records. This included closing down those records where a carer was no longer caring for a child, or the approval was no longer valid. As a result, carer families data reported for 30 September 2009 and onwards are not comparable to previous years.