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Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in NSW, Wood Report v II

Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in NSW, Wood Report v II

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Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in NSW
Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in New South Wales
Hon James Wood AO QC
November 2008
Volume II

Commonly known as the Wood Report

The Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in New South Wales was established on 14 November 2007.

The New South Wales Governor commissioned the Hon James Wood AO QC to conduct an inquiry to determine what changes within the child protection system are required to cope with future levels of demand once the current reforms to that system are completed.

The Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in NSW was provided to the Governor on 24 November 2008 and was released by the Government on the same day.
Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in NSW
Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in New South Wales
Hon James Wood AO QC
November 2008
Volume II

Commonly known as the Wood Report

The Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in New South Wales was established on 14 November 2007.

The New South Wales Governor commissioned the Hon James Wood AO QC to conduct an inquiry to determine what changes within the child protection system are required to cope with future levels of demand once the current reforms to that system are completed.

The Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in NSW was provided to the Governor on 24 November 2008 and was released by the Government on the same day.

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Report of the
 
Special Commission of Inquiry into
 
Child Protection Services in NSWVolume 2
The Hon James Wood AO QCNovember 2008
 
  © State of NSW through the Special Commission of Inquiry into ChildProtection Services in NSW, 2008ISBN 978-1-921301-86-5Published November 2008
 
Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in New South Wales
Table of contents
Volume 1
Executive Summary.......................................................................................................iRecommendations.......................................................................................................xiAcronyms................................................................................................................xxxixPart 1
 
DoCS structure and workforce.........................................................................1
 
1. Introduction........................................................................................................3
 
2
 
DoCS structure and reform...............................................................................7
 
Introduction .....................................................................................................................8
 
Pre 2002............................................................................................................................8
 
2002 Reform Package.....................................................................................................9
 
Child Protection Major Project.....................................................................................13
 
DoCS organisational structure and budget................................................................14
 
Information systems.....................................................................................................18
 
Research function.........................................................................................................23
 
Complaints system .......................................................................................................25
 
Issues arising ................................................................................................................28
 
Recommendations........................................................................................................40
 
3
 
DoCS workforce capacity................................................................................43
 
DoCS workforce ............................................................................................................44
 
Professional standards.................................................................................................57
 
Issues arising ................................................................................................................66
 
Recommendations........................................................................................................79
 
Part 2
 
Early intervention and child protection.........................................................81
 
4
 
Key child protection research ........................................................................83
 
Introduction ...................................................................................................................84
 
Risk, protection and resilience in children and families...........................................86
 
Parenting capacity ........................................................................................................90
 
Domestic violence.........................................................................................................91
 
Neglect ...........................................................................................................................92
 
Physical abuse ..............................................................................................................95
 
Carer drug and alcohol misuse ...................................................................................98
 

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