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CYDA Freedom of Information Request

In April 2016 CYDA requested information about cases of abuse of students with disability through freedom of information legislation from each state and territory education department. 

CYDA requested Information regarding any complaints, investigations and outcomes regarding incidents of a child protection nature against employees where the alleged victim has been identified as a child with a disability. (CYDA sought) de-identified information regarding any complaints or incidents which occurred from 1 January 2014 to (24 March 2016). Complaints or incidents of a child protection nature would include those involving allegations of violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation (including restrictive practices). (It was requested that) the information include the date the allegation was received, employee type, initial allegation, outcome and action(s) taken as a consequence of the allegation.

Summary of Responses
New South Wales Response
Australian Capital Territory Response