Ombudsman's Reports

Investigation into issues associated with violence restraining orders and their relationship with family and domestic violence fatalities

Summary: The office of the Western Australian Ombudsman reviews family and domestic violence fatalities, identifies patterns and trends arising from these reviews, and makes recommendations about ways that state government departments and authorities can prevent or reduce family and domestic violence fatalities.

In undertaking the family and domestic violence fatality review function, the Ombudsman decided to undertake a major own motion investigation into issues associated with Violence Restraining Orders and their relationship with family and domestic violence fatalities.

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Investigation into ways that State Government departments and authorities can prevent or reduce suicide by young people

Summary: The Western Australian Ombudsman reviews certain investigable child deaths, identifies patterns and trends arising from these reviews and makes recommendations designed to prevent or reduce child deaths.

In undertaking the child death review function, the Ombudsman identified a need to undertake a major own motion investigation into ways that State government departments and authorities can prevent or reduce suicide by young people.

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Investigation into ways that State Government departments can prevent or reduce sleep-related infants deaths

Summary: The Western Australian Ombudsman reviews certain investigable child deaths, identifies patterns and trends arising from these reviews and makes recommendations designed to prevent or reduce child deaths.

In undertaking the child death review function, the Ombudsman identified a need to undertake an investigation into the number of deaths that have occurred after infants have been placed to sleep. In this report, these deaths are called ‘sleep-related infant deaths’.

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Planning for children in care: An Ombudsman's own motion investigation into the administration of the care planning provisions of the Children and Community Services Act 2004 (2011)

Summary: The Western Australian Ombudsman reviews investigable child deaths, identifies patterns and trends arising from these reviews and makes recommendations for improvement designed to prevent or reduce investigable child deaths.

In undertaking this role, the Ombudsman identified a need to undertake an investigation of planning for children in the care of the Chief Executive Officer of the Department for Child Protection – a particularly vulnerable group of children in the community.

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The Management of Personal Information - good practice and opportunities for improvement (2011)

Summary: In 2010-11, the Ombudsman's office investigated the management of personal information by three State Government agencies.

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2009-10 Survey of Complaint Handling Practices in the Western Australian State and Local Government Sectors (2010)

Summary: In November 2009, the Ombudsman's office surveyed all organisations within its jurisdiction to examine complaint handling by Western Australian state and local government organisations.

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Report by the Ombudsman on complaints management processes in the Department of Education and Training (2006)
Progress report
(November 2007)


 

Report on Allegations Concerning the Treatment of Children and Young People in Residential Care (2006)


 

Own Motion Investigation into the Department of Corrective Services' Prisoner Grievance Process (2006)


 

An investigation into the Police Response to Assault in the family home (2003)


 

The Management, Supervision and Control of Operation Safe Trains (2002)


 

Report on an investigation into a complaint by the Town of Cambridge concerning the City of Perth (2001)


 

Report on complaint handling in the Western Australian public sector:
Second survey (2001)
First survey (1999)


 

The Falsification of Random Breath Testing Statistics in the Western Australia Police Service (2001)


 

Reporting Police Misconduct (2001)



Report on an investigation into deaths in prisons (2000)

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Chapters 1-5

Chapters 6-10

Chapters 11-15

Appendices


 

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