Care system fails children

By Scott Hannaford
Updated April 18 2018 - 10:56pm, first published May 31 2012 - 10:41pm

A review of the ACT’s youth care and protection services has revealed widespread failings in the system designed to protect the territory’s most vulnerable children, from inadequate risk assessments prior to removing children from families through to virtually non-existent early intervention and prevention for those at risk of harm.