Friday, 9 September 2016

Child protection tragedy highlights need for private sector regulation says union

PSA media release

Disturbing reports today regarding the severe neglect of a child in foster care once again highlight the failures of the privatisation of Out of Home Care services said the Public Service Association (PSA).

Worse, says the PSA, which covers child protection workers, with the Baird Government’s privatisation agenda, these private providers are not required to account for their public funds nor meet benchmarked service standards.

“The privatised system lacks reporting and monitoring mechanisms of the roles and actions of the Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and children placed in their care,” said PSA Assistant General Secretary, Steve Turner.

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