Workforce Planning in the Care and Protection System in the ACT: Issues Paper


Dr Giovanna Richmond, Prof Morag McArthur, Dr Gail Winkworth

Funding Source:

ACT Children's Services Council


Workforce planning is one of the key strategies available for ensuring that future staffing needs will be met. This paper explored workforce planning issues and opportunities for the care and protection system in ACT.

It reviews literature regarding generic workforce planning principles, frameworks and issues across sectors, including care and protection. It reports on consultations with some government and non-government organisations in NSW and the ACT on workforce planning, and suggests a methodology which could be used for mapping the current care and protection workforce in the ACT.


Richmond, G., McArthur, M., & Winkworth, G. (2005). Workforce Planning in the ACT Care and Protection System. Issues Paper. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.