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Session 2002-03
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Health Committee Publications

Health - Sixth Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 5 June 2003.


Terms of Reference


Report outline

1. Background and context

Non-accidental death and injury

What happened to Victoria?

2. What went wrong and why

Gross failures of the system

Adequacy of resources

Failure fully to implement the Children Act

Moving Forward

3. A new management and accountability structure

Development of recommendations

The recommended new structure

Local accountability and new local government structures

A National Child Protection Agency?

A Children's Commissioner

A national children's database?

'Common sense' recommendations?


Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Thursday 27 March 2003


Reports from the Health Committee since 2001

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