The Government announced the Protecting Victoria’s Vulnerable Children Inquiry on 31 January 2011. The Inquiry was tasked with investigating systemic problems in Victoria’s child protection system and making recommendations to strengthen and improve the protection and support of vulnerable young Victorians.
The Inquiry Panel, comprised of the Honourable Philip Cummins, Professor Emeritus Dorothy Scott OAM and Mr Bill Scales AO presented its Report to the Minister for Community Services on 27 January 2012.
The Inquiry acknowledges the contributions of the many individuals and organisations that provided information and assistance.
The Inquiry has now concluded and has ceased operations.
The Minister for Community Services, the Hon Mary Wooldridge tabled the report of the Inquiry in Parliament on 28 February 2012. The report is available here.
Wednesday 22 September 2011
Community Services Minister Mary Wooldridge today announced that, at the Inquiry panel’s request, the reporting date for the Protecting Victoria’s Vulnerable Children Inquiry has been extended to 27 January 2012.
Tuesday 28 June 2011
The Inquiry into child protection has begun holding its metropolitan Public Sittings, with Sittings in Melbourne on 28 June and 5 July as part of its consultations with the community.
Wednesday 18 May 2011
The Inquiry into child protection has begun holding Public Sittings across regional Victoria as part of its extensive community consultation, starting in Geelong today.
Monday 28 February 2011
The Inquiry into child protection has invited written submissions and outlined the processes the Inquiry will follow, at its first public meeting in Melbourne today.
Monday 31 January 2011
Premier Ted Baillieu today launched the inquiry Protecting Victoria's Vulnerable Children to comprehensively investigate systemic problems in Victoria's child protection system and make recommendations to strengthen and improve the protection and support of vulnerable young Victorians.