Dear Department of Social Services,
I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information act 1982.
I wish to make an informal request for information and/or supporting documents regarding the deaths of children covered/investigated by child protective services in all states.
I would like to obtain information on the number of children under the age of 14 who were removed from their parents due to neglect, abuse, domestic violence and/or drug abuse who then died after being replaced in the care of their parents.
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Email: [Department of Social Services request email]
Dear Ms Dalby,
Please see attached the Department of Social Services’ decision on access
in relation to your request received on 26 February 2016.
Commercial, Disability, Housing and Information Law Branch
Legal Services Group
Department of Social Services
E: [Department of Social Services request email]
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