Appointment of Tony Pietropiccolo (Director Centrecare) as Chair person for the Community Sector Child Protection Advisory Group

24 November 2011

The Community Sector Child Protection Advisory Group is a new advisory body established by the Minister that reports directly the Director General, Department of Child Protection (DCP).

The Group’s objective is to provide advice that improves outcomes and strengthens the relationship between the DCP and the community services sector in relation to the funding and provision of services.

The Group’s terms of reference are to: identify creative and innovative solutions that will lead to improved service delivery; provide advice on policy and practice in relation to funding arrangements between the Department and the sector in relation to child protection, children and young people in care and individual and family support services; and identify and advise the Director General on priority areas and issues for the community services sector that impact on these services.

Tony Pietropiccolo was appointed Chair of the Group in July 2008 for a term of two years, with a possible one year extension.