Safety is a core priority for all residential services. Serious Occurrence reports track many Indicators of safety, including rates of injury, physical or sexual abuse by peers or caregivers, and running away.

Data Source

Timeframe for reporting

Examples from other jurisdictions

Serious Occurrence Reports

Within one year

Proportion of children in care who are abused or neglected (U.S Department of Health and Human Services, 2014: See Measure 2.1)

Children in care who were the subject of a substantiation (Australian Government, 2015: See Box 15.11)

The number of children reported missing for more than 24 hours (UK Government, 2015: See Paragraph 65)

Fatalities of Children in Care (British Columbia, 2015a)