Each year the circumstances of each child and young person in long-term state care are required to be reviewed at a meeting called for that purpose.
The Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People attends some of the Annual Reviews as part of its monitoring function and to advocate for improved outcomes. This external audit process provides feedback to the child protection agency on the circumstances of children and the quality of the casework service.
In 2014-15 the Office audited 203 reviews which was 9 per cent of the reviews which were due to be held in that year.
Find out what the Office learned from the Audit of Annual Reviews Report 2014-15 which is available for download.