The next step in this process was a change of Centre Manager at AYDC in October, 2015, followed by the appointment of a specialist in youth services to the position of Director, Services to Young People in January, 2016, who subsequently received endorsement for a change process at AYDC to consider governance, risk, safety, trauma informed care, training, staffing structures and leadership and the need for a therapeutic model alongside human rights of the young people.
Legislation passed last week will also enable the Ombudsman to assume the role of Custodial Inspector, which will include the AYDC, thereby providing greater oversight and scrutiny of the facility.
The extent to which the current actions and reform agenda by the DHHS with regard to the AYDC
are appropriate and are sufficiently comprehensive to improve services at AYDC
and avoid further incidents of this nature.