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New Child Protection Department boss Cathy Taylor (left) with Education department chief Rick Persse today. Photo: Tony Lewis/InDaily

Staff shortfall in Families SA offset blowout in emergency care

A blowout in the amount of money spent by the state’s child protection agency on emergency accommodation – which senior executives have described as “the worst kind of care” – was offset on the financial books because the department recruited 300 fewer staff than it was entitled to.