526. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Child Protection:
(1) Has any funding been allocated in the 2019–20 budget specifically to identify and support children in out-of-home care who may have FASD?
(2) If yes to (1), how much funding has been allocated and what programs or services has this funding been allocated to?
(3) If no to (1), why not?
Hon SUE ELLERY replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.
(2) Not applicable.
(3) Funding to meet the needs of children in care with cognitive impairments and neurodevelopmental disorders, including foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, is provided for in the total cost of service for care arrangements and support services for children in the CEO’s care. This is reflected on page 452 of the 2019–20 budget.