Every Child Counts

Join the campaign

Child Protection workers and the Union have been trying to engage with the Department about their workload for years. 

Our message has been simple. The system is stretched, workloads are unsustainable, and we cannot provide adequate care to children in need. 

Despite a Workload Management Order being enforced in 2007, which provided regulated caseload numbers and management of case complexity, the Department has continuously bent this order. 

Our Child Protection members provide essential support to the most vulnerable members of our community – WA children and they have had enough. 

It's time that we come together as a group, and tell the Government what action needs to happen to fix this broken system and remind them that Every Child Counts. 

Over the coming months, we will be holding a series of workplace meetings and kicking off several actions to win this campaign.  

Join the campaign for a better Child Protection System today!


Child Protection Workers' Industrial Action: Rikki Hendon on ABC720

Child Protection Week: Rikki Hendon on 720ABC

Share your story

We're asking CPSU/CSA members to share your stories about the difficulties faced working in Child Protection and Family Support.

Sharing your experiences will help us to inform the media and wider community and enable us to discuss workload issues, under-resourcing, and staff vacancies with decision-makers.


Rikki Hendon on Child Protection Caseloads

In the media


Rikki Hendon on ABC Mornings

CPSU/CSA Branch Secretary, Rikki Hendon tells 720ABC’s Nadia Mitsopoulos that children’s lives are being put at risk and praised the Narrogin Child Protection team for speaking out publicly.

What we need:

1 child = 1 case – every child counts / every carer counts. 

This enables carers to provide comprehensive care to children and ensure that the best quality care is provided as quickly as possible.

No NLO List – every child has an allocated caseworker.

Stop hiding the cases, these cases still create work and may need immediate responses that then become reactive and not in the best interests of children or families.

Every Child Counts Silent Vigil

Join the campaign!

Are you are CPSU/CSA Member or a member of the community who is a passionate advocate for the work of West Australian child protection workers? Get involved below or join our members-only Facebook group for exclusive updates.