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Commission of Inquiry: Tasmanian children put back in abusive homes due to referral service failures, worker claims

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
May 10 2022 - 1:00am
Elizabeth Bennett SC, counsel assisting the Commission of Inquiry, discussed the concerns of a senior social worker in the Education Department. Picture: Maren Preuss

Tasmanian children who have made disclosures of sexual abuse in their homes have been returned to those homes due to a lack of adequate referral services, a senior social worker in the Education Department has claimed.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010