The Case Review Panel was established on 1 March 2006 under the Children and Community Services Act 2004 to independently review departmental decisions about children in the care of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the department responsible for child protection in Western Australia. It replaced the Case Review Board. Parents and relevant others can make an application to the Case Review Panel, who makes recommendations to the CEO. Applicants who are not satisfied with the CEO's decision can then appeal to the State Administrative Tribunal.
Sources used to compile this entry: Annual Report 2005-2006, Department for Community Development, p.62; Annual Report 2008-2009, Department for Child Protection, p.16; Annual Report 2013-2014, Department for Child Protection and Family Support, p.21.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 24 November 2016