Media Release - Latest Child Safety Data

For the first time in almost three years, the latest child safety data is showing signs of improvement in Queensland.

Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman said the new September 2016 quarterly data shows clear improvements on investigation timelines, which are up three per cent from the June quarter, despite an increase in notifications.

“What this data tells us is the department is delivering more timely responses to child safety cases – we are beginning to turn the corner on these performance measures despite being busier than ever,” she said.

“The September 2016 data clearly reflects the growing complexities faced by families who come to the department, including mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse, and criminal justice history,” she said.

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