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Production   /  Mary Macrae

The Department

Life on the front line of child protection

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Impact areas

HUMAN RIGHTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Crew

  • DIRECTOR Sascha Ettinger Epstein

  • PRODUCER Mary Macrae & Ian Darling

Synopsis

DURATION: 85 MINUTES

The only time the public hears about the system that protects our most vulnerable children is when one of them ends up dead.
THE DEPARTMENT is a feature documentary which allows a rare glimpse inside the never-before-seen child protection system at work across NSW. Filmed in an observational style, it will follow caseworkers, specialists and families as they navigate the complexities of keeping children safe in the face of domestic violence, addiction, poverty, mental illness and intergenerational trauma. The lives of children from remote communities to metropolitan Sydney are at stake and decisions will impact for generations.
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  • $500,000.00

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  • December 2020

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Issue Summary

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Child protection is everyone's business

Impact

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Outcomes

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Stakeholders

How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?

Shark Island Institute has an access agreement with Department of Communities and Justice in order to film aspects of the work of child protection in NSW.

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