Desperate measures: lack of adequate support for families

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has launched a report finding that 50 or more families each year in Victoria alone are surrendering the day-to-day care of children with disability to the State.

Acting Commissioner Karen Toohey says that Desperate measures: the relinquishment of children with disability into state care in Victoria is the first report of its kind and shines a light on what has been a hidden problem in our disability system for many years.

Download a copy of Desperate measures: the relinquishment of children with disability into state care in Victoria.

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