The State Opposition are calling on the Government to release details about a 20-month-old toddler who was critically injured in State care.
The little girl was taken to Kalgoorlie hospital with serious injuries on Thursday and later transferred to Princess Margaret Hospital, where she remains this afternoon in a critical condition.
The child was reportedly with relatives at the time of the assault, but is understood to be under the Department of Child Protection's care.
Police would not reveal the details of the assault as the investigation was ongoing, Detective Superintendant Paul Coombs said.
He said police were talking to the family and other possible witnesses as part of the investigation.
WA Opposition child protection spokeswoman Sue Ellery told the ABC the assault was of "grave concern", and called on the Government to provide information about the circumstances of the placement.
"We need to know as soon as possible what the circumstances surrounding this assault were and to make sure there are no other children in that placement that may be at risk," she said.
Minister for Child Protection Robyn McSweeney did not wish to comment on the case as the investigation was ongoing, a spokesperson for the Minister said.
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