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Save the Children
This Report Card assesses how the needs of children are incorporated into local, state and national emergency management plans in Australia.
There is currently a lack of consistent emergency management planning for the unique needs of children in Australian emergency management plans. This has resulted in the needs of children not being considered in many instances until problems arise during the relief and recovery phases of the emergency, leaving children particularly vulnerable.
Several recommendations are provided in this report card. These are addressed to the governing bodies in charge of forming child protection strategies in emergencies. Some examples are: