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Care and Protection of Children is the area of law that focuses on child safety and protection from child abuse and neglect. It is governed by the child protection legislation namely The Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (NSW). This area of law involves the Department of Family and Community Services and is heard in The Children’s Court of NSW.

Decisions regarding a child’s health, schooling, welfare and upbringing are generally made by the parents; however, when a family cannot provide adequate care and protection for their children the State can intervene to seek parental responsibility for the children.

ALA Law’s experienced team of care and protection lawyers / solicitors are compassionate and care about the well-being of your family. We know these cases can be difficult emotionally and logistically and work hard to achieve the best outcome for your situation. We strive to keep the wellbeing of your child / children our highest priority.

We offer private representation in this area of law. Please contact us to find out how we can help you.

Care and Protection of Children Lawyers

What is a Child Protection Case?

If there are concerns regarding the safety, health and wellbeing of a child the Children’s Court has jurisdiction to make court orders to protect the child.

Caseworkers within the Department of Communities and are responsible for ensuring the safety of children and can act under the  Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998- external site.

Caseworkers will not automatically remove a child, but try to work with families to alleviative the risk and to avoid removal where possible. However sometimes this is not possible, and they will commence proceedings in the Children’s Court to have Orders made to protect the child initially on a temporary basis and then on a long-term basis.

Wish to discuss your situation with a Care and Protection Lawyer?

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For further information regarding you can consult the following resources:

Care and Protection of Children Legislation

Department of Family and Community Services