Corrective Services

How has child protection come to fail our children so badly?

Greens spokesperson for child protection and youth justice Hon Alison Xamon MLC has called on the Minister for Child Protection to urgently address the underlying issues that left a 10 year old boy facing imprisonment because there was nowhere else for him to go. Ms Xamon said that the case, which was reported today in the West Australian newspaper, highlighted serious concerns she has been raising regarding the lack of capacity in the child protection system to support children and young people who have behavioural issues.

No funding to address ‘critical shortfalls’ in prison mental health services

Greens spokesperson for corrective services Hon Alison Xamon MLC has expressed her frustration as answers to her questions in parliament last night revealed that the WA State Government has allocated no funds in the 2019-20 budget to address understaffing of prison counselling and mental health services in WA prisons.  

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