Deaths of children due to neglect/abuse

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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 who were uninvestigated/ignored by the Department of Community Services.
I would like to obtain information on the number of children under the age of 14 who died in the last 10 years from abuse/neglect after numerous reports about the child's welfare were made to child protective services in all states.

Kind regards,

Monique Dalby

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    Freedom of Information FOI Request No.15.16 109 Monique Dalby Decision on access.pdf

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Dear Ms Dalby,


Please see attached the Department of Social Services’ decision on access
in relation to your request received on 26 February 2016.


Kind regards,


Information Team

Commercial, Disability, Housing and Information Law Branch

Legal Services Group

Department of Social Services
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