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Running Head: HEALTHCARE SOCIAL POLICY 1
HEALTHCARE SOCIAL POLICY 2
HEALTHCARE SOCIAL POLICY
Table of Contents
Social Policy Selected with the Two States 3
Similarities and Variations in Child Welfare Policies in Victoria and Queensland 4
Recommendation and Critical Analysis of the Policy Changes to Improve Lives 8
The Process to Implement the Change and Effectiveness of Measures 9
In Australia, statutory child welfare and protection is taken as a priority by the state as well as the te
itory governments. There are several departments governmental and federal who are responsible for the child protection so that they can be provided with assistance in case they are been subjected to abuse, harm or negligence. Further, the child welfare service also provides help to the parents who are unable to take of their children. According to the reports of Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, it was reported that in between the years 2018 and 2019, there were 17,200 Australian children who have received care and protection services from the Australian government (Burton & Revell, 2018).
The child welfare services are provided in terms of care, investigation and out-of-home-care. Especially, in Australia the Aboriginal Indigenous children were found to be provided child welfare and protection services. According to the data collected in between 2018-2019, 3700 children were able to reunite with their family under the child welfare and child protection services in Australia.
Social Policy Selected with the Two States
The national framework in Australia for the protection of the Australian children followed by the Victoria state in providing care and protecting the children of the state. This is done through the collaboration of communities, parents, businesses and governments. In Victoria, the National Framework is strictly followed for the wellbeing and safety of the vulnerable children (Gillingham, 2016). The child protection policy that is followed by the state is based on the shared responsibility and partnership.
The Victorian schools have been provided with licenses so that they can take necessary actions and provide services so that the needs are fulfilled for the children. They also help the families so that they can function providing a collaborated and coordinated care facility. The state has been vigilant against the physical abuse, emotional and sexual abuse of children. Further, they maintain a strict monitoring of the safety and wellbeing policies in the decision-making process. They ensured appropriate information; resource and expertise are shared in providing services for supporting the child.
In Queensland, the Child Safety, Youth and Women Department are responsible for the protection and welfare of the children. The Child Protection Act of 1999 in terms of Child safety has been mandated for the protection of the children so that the significant risks can be avoided. The state has allotted safety staffs so that they are able to take decision in terms of the care of the child under the care agreement with the parent.
They can apply to Children’s court in case there is any custody issues related to the child. They can also take decision in terms of whom to place the child for care. They have the authority of approving, refusing and renewing the application of care for the children entrusted by the Children’s Court in Queensland. Further, the care services also ensure that the care provided to the child meets the care standards.
Similarities and Variations in Child Welfare Policies in Victoria and Queensland
With the increase in the focus on the child welfare and protection, there had been several similarities and differences in between the Australian te
itories and States. Although there were several articles that highlight the reporting of the child protection, the process child protection has been focused differently by different jurisdictions. Victoria and Queensland have their own legislative as well as administrative features in practicing child protection. In both the States Victoria and Queensland, the child protection services are been reviewed.
Further, these policies have been amended according to the changes in the social conditions so that the policies and the procedures meet the requirements. The interventions and in terms of the legislative ground there are certain similarities in between the Queensland and Victoria state. The key legislative ground of both the state is based on the need for child protection (Mackieson, Shlonsky & Connolly, 2019). The jurisdiction of the child protection is defined by the substantiation obtained by following the investigation processes for child protection. This substantiation includes allegations as well as reports of maltreatments that are
ought to the child.
Once revealed by investigation of the child protection, that the child is been maltreated, necessary actions taken by the state are found to be similar in case of Victoria and Queensland. The examination and identification of the allegations in both the state are based on actions and outcomes, for which the children need protection. The threshold where the statutory intervention can be triggered and the potential perpetrators, at which the interventions are, restricted especially when the parents are involved. In Queensland the responsible department,...