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*** MEDIA ALERT: NOON CHILD PROTECTION PROTEST AT 12.30PM TOMORROW***

Public Service Association < 1 mins read

What: Child protection workers hold protest

 

When: 12.30pm tomorrow 8th of May

 

Where: 6 Lithgow St, Campbelltown NSW 2560

 

Why: Child protection workers walk off the job over child safety across NSW 

 

Quotes:

 

Quotes attributable to PSA of NSW General Secretary Stewart Little:

 

“The most vulnerable children in NSW are at risk of serious harm, or even worse, because child protection caseworkers are chronically understaffed and exhausted,” said Mr Little.

 

Child protection workers are now concerned that by exposing vulnerable children to a broken system they may suffer even more harm.

 

“Chris Minns needs to immediately onboard another 500 child protection caseworkers to address the attraction and retention crisis in child protection, otherwise the system will collapse.

 

“To be fair the current NSW government didn’t create this mess but it’s up to them to fix it.

 

Child protection caseworkers are passionate about their work, and they want the people of NSW to know no urgent child protection responses will be impacted during their protest, and that skeleton staffing will be maintained at all times during this protest.

 

“But they feel they have to do something as management just aren’t listening to their concerns,” said Mr Little.

 

Child Protection caseworkers will walk off the job and protest outside Community Services Centres across the state, Sydney media are welcome to attend the protest at Macarthur CSC, (6 Lithgow St, Campbelltown NSW 2560) tomorrow at 12.30pm.

 

Contact: Tim Brunero 0405 285 547

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