Q5 - Child abuse
International evidence demonstrates that children raised by married parents are at a significantly lower risk of abuse than children raised by cohabiting or single parents. Tasmania currently does not record parental marital status or type of household where a child is living when child abuse is confirmed. Adequate data collection is essential to identify abuse risk factors and help protect children.
Would you support the collection of data on marital status and family type in confirmed cases of child abuse?
The Liberals recognise that in order to protect children, we must support families. Our focus will be on allocating available resources to support at-risk families.
|Australian Labor Party
Child abuse is a very complex problem involving a variety of risk factors. Labor will continue to improve services for children at risk of abuse and continue to invest in services which provide this support with a view to ensureing an adequate level of service provision throughout the State.
Authorised by: David Phillips, FamilyVoice Australia, 4th Floor, 68 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA 5000