The Inquiry received and reviewed written and verbal submissions and undertook extensive consultations across the State.
Consistent with its commitment to openness, the Inquiry published written submissions on this website wherever possible, including transcripts of verbal submissions made at Public Sittings.
The Inquiry received 225 written submissions.
The Inquiry published submissions that were within its Terms of Reference. Each written submission and transcript was assessed for legal suitability for publication. The Inquiry did not publish any submissions with content that was potentially defamatory, offensive or in violation of the Information Privacy Act 2000, Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 or that named individuals currently under a court suppression order.· Addresses, contact details and other personal information pertaining to individuals making submissions were removed.· Where there were supporting documents to submissions, these were not published if they were available from other sources or had already been previously published, or were contrary to the legal restrictions stated above.
The Inquiry also received submissions with requests for these to be treated in confidence.· These requests were considered in accordance with the Inquiry’s published criteria.· Confidential submissions were not published.
Written submissions formally closed on 29 April 2011. The Inquiry did not provide formal extensions to the due date, however, it continued to receive submissions up until 9 December 2011.
More than 80 supplementary submissions were also provided to the Inquiry at Public Sittings or shortly thereafter by individuals and organisations making verbal submissions. The majority of these were not published on the website as many were hard copies of the verbal statements that had been recorded on the Public Sittings transcript. Some supplementary submissions were secondary materials provided in response to questions by the Inquiry at Public Sittings.
Transcripts from Public Sittings can be viewed from the Public Sittings section of this website. The content of transcripts is included in the search function below. However, note that the search function is not able to search through the content of hand written submissions, scanned versions of hard copy files or text embedded in image files.
submissions are listed alphabetically by name of organisation or individual.
Submissions are listed alphabetically by name of organisation or individual.
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- Lighthouse Foundation (322KB, PDF)
- Lockwood-Penney, Andrew (656KB, PDF)
- MacKillop Family Services (300KB, PDF)
- Mallee Accommodation and Support Program (35KB, PDF)
- Mallee Family Care (242KB, PDF)
- Matthews, Ben (Associate Professor, Dr), Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology (8,411KB, PDF)
- McCallum, Valma (444KB, PDF)
- Melton Shire Council (57KB, PDF)
- Mendes, Philip (Associate Professor), Department of Social Work, Monash University (25KB, PDF)
- Mercy Health O'Connell Family Centre (34KB, PDF)
- Mercy Health O'Connell Family Centre, The Queen Elizabeth Centre and Tweddle Child and Family Health Service (343KB, PDF)
- Mercy Hospital for Women (40KB, PDF)
- Merri Community Health Services (71KB, PDF)
- Miles, Russell (77KB, PDF)
- Mitchell, Gaye (Dr) and Campbell, Lynda (Dr), Department of Social Work, University of Melbourne (80KB, PDF)
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.