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Care and Protection of Children Care and Protection 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.

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

Wish to discuss your situation?

Please contact us for relevant advice and help regarding Care and Protection matters on 0247 616 935.

For further information regarding you can consult the following resources:

Care and Protection Legislation

Department of Family and Community Services