'Drastic changes' needed for most vulnerable children: report

The Sydney Morning Herald  |  Monday 2 July 2018

 Family and Community Services Minister Pru Goward. Photo: Daniel Munoz

Family and Community Services Minister Pru Goward. Photo: Daniel Munoz

As many as 30,000 children in NSW who are at risk of significant harm have their cases closed before they are contacted by a caseworker, warns a new report into the state's child protection system.

The report, by child and families advocacy body Fams, says the current system is too focused on crisis rather than prevention, resulting in "catching people who fall through the cracks, not fixing them".