There are a number of advisory bodies that provide advice and information to the Minister for Child Protection or the Director General on key areas such as adoption, child protection and homelessness. Some advisory groups listed below were established to provide an ongoing forum for the Department to collaborate with its government and non-government partner agencies on key community services based projects.
Adoption Applications Committee
The functions of the adoption applications committee are outlined in Section 13 of the Adoptions Act 1994. They include considering the suitability of people who apply to adopt children and approve, either generally or in accordance with subsection (2), or not approve, such persons as prospective adoptive parents.
Care Plan Review Panel
The Care Plan Review Panel reviews case planning decisions in care plans for children and young people who are in care of the CEO. Once a review is undertaken, the Panel may make recommendations to the CEO of the Department.