Human Services Dashboard

The Human Services Dashboard provides headline indicators and supporting statistics for Child Safety Services.

The new Department for Education, Children and Young People (DECYP) is responsible for Child Safety, Out of Home Care, Youth Justice, Public Education, Libraries and Child and Family Learning Centres. The Human Services Dashboard has therefore moved to the DECYP website.

As a new Department, we are working towards providing transparent and timely information regarding our services.  Over time we will be looking at how we can best provide data relating to our services. This may mean there could be changes to the location and content of information and these will be clearly communicated.

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Publication date: 25 November 2022

Notifications referred for investigation

55

Oct 2022

Children in active transition

93

Oct 2022

Children in out-of-home care

1,259

Oct 2022

Notifications referred for investigation

The number of notifications received in a particular month that are subsequently referred for an investigation under section 18 of the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1997.

MonthNotifications No.
Nov-2162
Dec-2150
Jan-2228
Feb-2255
Mar-2249
Apr-2251
May-2268
Jun-2277
Jul-2238
Aug-2270
Sept-2271
Oct-2255

About the measure: Notification in this measure is a counting unit of reports of suspected acts or risks of child abuse, neglect or harm (event) such that one notification is one unique event for one unique child. Notifications are referred following an initial assessment. This measure only counts those notifications which are initially assessed as requiring an investigation. Notifications are recorded for the month in which they are received, not the month in which they are referred. Some referrals are made in months subsequent to the month when the notification was received. Published figures are revised to account for this.

About the data: Data may vary from that previously published due to data reporting practices.

Children in active transition

The number of children referred for an investigation who had not been allocated a case worker within priority timeframes.

MonthChildren No.
Nov-2196
Dec-2184
Jan-2271
Feb-2285
Mar-2259
Apr-2261
May-2267
Jun-2262
Jul-22103
Aug-2284
Sept-2283
Oct-2293

About the measure: Priority timeframes for allocation to a case worker are the same day for priority 1, five days for priority 2 and ten days for priority 3 investigations.

About the data: Data may vary from that previously published due to data reporting practices.

Children in out-of-home care

Number of children in out-of-home care, as at the end of each month.

MonthChildren No.
Nov-211,290
Dec-211,289
Jan-221,275
Feb-221,272
Mar-221,263
Apr-221,256
May-221,255
Jun-221,254
Jul-221,256
Aug-221,253
Sept-221,253
Oct-221,259

About the measure: The dashboard indicator aligns with the national definition applied from 2018-19, by measuring the number of children, including children on third party guardianship orders, who were placed in overnight care away from their usual home. The figures reported nationally after 2018-19 do not include children on third party guardianship orders. This aligns with a more recently agreed national definition for out-of-home care which excludes children on these orders: Child protection Australia 2020–21, Out-of-home care – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. In accordance with the national definition, the indicator also only includes placements for which the State made or offered a financial payment. However, it excludes children not under care and protection orders in the Supported Extended Family Program or whose carers receive the Relatives Allowance.

About the data: Data may vary from that previously published due to data reporting practices.