Families SA moves to improve note-taking practices after Chloe Valentine inquest findings

Families SA has implemented a new training regime for staff after they were heavily criticised in the Chloe Valentine inquest over “grossly inadequate” note-taking practices. It has been just over a year since coroner Mark Johns handed down his findings into the death of the four-year-old girl.

She died from horrific injuries after repeatedly crashing a motorbike she was forced to ride over several days at a home in Ingle Farm in Adelaide’s north in January 2012. Her mother, Ashlee Polkinghorne, and Polkinghorne’s partner at the time, Benjamin McPartland, were jailed for manslaughter by criminal neglect. Mr Johns found the state’s child protection system was “broken and fundamentally flawed” and he recommended sweeping changes to Families SA and its culture of training staff…

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Source: ABC News Online