Northern Territory department records 145 allegations of sexual abuse of children in care in six months – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

In a statement, the department said the jump in allegations was due to legislation passed in January 2014, which allowed the department to explicitly investigate allegations in relation to children in care.

“Prior to January 2014 … concerns about children in care did not always meet the definition of harm in the Care and Protection of Children Act,” the department spokeswoman said
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-28/northern-territory-sexual-abuse-children-in-care-figures/6426030

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