Consultation period

1 June 2021 - 4:00 pm To 26 July 2021 - 5:00 pm

Consultation Report

Implementing the successor plan to the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020 Consultation Report

Between 1 June and 26 July 2021 the Department of Social Services consulted to help develop Safe and Supported: the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2021-2031 (Safe and Supported).

The consultation report summarises feedback received from 114 responses, including from individuals, non government and government organisations, researchers and people with an interest in or lived experience of child protection, child safety and child wellbeing. Of these, 54 answered a set of survey questions, and 60 provided more extensive written submissions.

This consultation process was open to all members of the public, and complements more targeted consultations that included:

  • the National Children’s Commissioner’s consultations with children, young people and families from Safe and Supported’s priority groups as reported here
  • SNAICC – National Voice for our Children’s consultations, including national Knowledge Circles and an online survey
  • co-design workshops involving the Commonwealth and state and territory governments, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders
  • engagement with the broader non-government sector through the National Coalition for Child Safety and Wellbeing.

The outcomes of consultations and planning will help develop the first 5-Year Action Plans (2022-2026) for Safe and Supported, which will be finalised in mid-2022.

Read the Consultation report: PDF | DOCX