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Child Protection Act 1999 – 1 July 2016

Child Protection Regulation 2011 –  19 January 2015

Summary

A person may notify the government that a child may require protection from harm. The government upon receiving the notification will investigate the matter and may take the child into custody. If a child is taken into custody, the ‘charter of rights for a child in care’ as set out in Schedule 1 is to be complied with. Note: The professions listed in section 13E of the Act have mandatory reporting requirements.

  • Sections 13A, 13B, 13C, 13D, 13E, 13F, 13G, 14, 18, 22, 74, 186; Schedule 1; Regulation 10

A corporation may apply for a licence to provide care services and an individual may apply to become a foster carer for children under the government’s custody or guardianship.

  • Sections 123, 125, 127, 131, 132, 133
Reason for law

To provide for the protection of children. (Section 4)

Relevant links

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

Resources

Charter of rights for a child in care

Queensland Family and Child Commission

The Office of the Public Guardian

Forms [Queensland Courts]

Abuse Publications [Crime and Corruption Commission]

Make a Donation [Save the Children Australia]

Create Foundation

Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland Limited

Kid’s helpline
Parentsline Services [Kid’s helpline]
Search for a Service [Kid’s helpline]

eheadspace

Bravehearts

Gender Help for Parents Australia

Foster Care [Queensland Government]

Foster Care [Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services]
Resources and publications

Foster Care Queensland

Life Without Barriers

Key Assets – The Children’s Services Provider

UNICEF Australia

Pregnancy Crisis Incorporated

Relationships Australia Queensland

eSafety [Australian Government]
I need help with Cyberbullying

Australian Child Rights Taskforce

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Critique

Subsection 98(2) appears not to offer any protection to a legal practitioner as it just reasserts that there is no liability where there is no negligence.

Section 99G allows the government department to nominate a decision-maker for a review decision. This may be contrary to the intent of Chapter 2A which relates to tribunal proceedings.

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