LNP Focused on Improving Child Safety

20 Jul 2010 12:04 PMJann Stuckey

20 July 2010

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP, is urging residents to have their say on ways to improve the state’s child safety services following the recent release of an LNP discussion paper on the issue.

“Early intervention services that improve family relationships and better protect children from abuse are a key focus of this discussion paper,” Ms Stuckey said.

“Reducing the number of children in care has always been a priority of the LNP, and investing in early intervention is absolutely vital to achieving this goal. 

“The LNP and the Shadow Minister for Child Safety are calling on Queenslanders to provide feedback on a range of important issues surrounding child safety including:

• what role the community sector should play in processing and investigating child abuse and neglect;
• what changes should be made to relevant legislation;
• addressing the over-representation of indigenous children in the child protection system;
• improvements for child safety officer training; and
• the creation of child protection hubs that bring together both government and non-government agencies.

“Copies of the discussion paper are available at www.jplangbroek.com or alternatively, contact my office to arrange a copy.

“To provide your views on these serious and important issues, responses and comments should be sent to the office of Jack Dempsey MP, Shadow Minister for Child Safety and Sport at Bundaberg@parliament.qld.gov.au

Media Contact: Jann Stuckey 0439 755 919