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Laws Regarding Posting Your Child in Care's Photograph on Social Media

on Tue, 05/10/2016 - 21:38
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Western Australia

Just looked the Section 237 of Children and Community Services Act in Western Australia, here it as follows:-

CHILDREN AND COMMUNITY SERVICES ACT 2004 - SECT 237
237 . Restriction on publication of certain information or material

(1) In this section —

old order means an order under the repealed Child Welfare Act 1947 committing a child to the care of the Department or placing a child under the control of the Department;

publish means to bring to the notice of the public or a section of the public by means of newspaper, television, radio, the Internet or any other form of

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Is it ever right to break the rules when working with children in care?

on Fri, 12/21/2012 - 22:07
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Is it ever right to break the rules when working with children in care

Residential child care worker David Jones* discusses some professional dilemmas he’s faced, and explains why good relationships can actually make things harder

I was driving a young person into town recently when he said he'd arranged to meet his mother while we were out. His mother had never posed any physical or emotional risk to the lad, indeed she was a loving parent, but had sadly proved unable to provide him with a settled home environment due to depression.

The lad's social worker had ruled there should be no contact presently between mother and son, even if supervised by staff.

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DoCS NSW Child Protection: Legislative Reform Legislative proposals

on Sat, 12/15/2012 - 17:00
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DoCS NSW Child Protection: Legislative Reform Legislative proposals

DISCUSSION PAPER
Child Protection: Legislative Reform
Legislative proposals
Strengthening parental capacity,
accountability and outcomes for children
and young people in State care
22 November 2012
INVITATION TO COMMENT
I invite you to contribute your views about new policy and
legislation which will transform the way child protection is done
in NSW, to improve services and lives. Our vision is a strong,
integrated and contemporary child protection system that
protects and empowers the most vulnerable members of our
society.
This discussion paper proposes ways to help families change, and
to help local

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Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in NSW

on Sat, 12/15/2012 - 16:53
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Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in NSW

Executive Summary and Recommendations
The Hon James Wood AO QC

November 2008


© State of NSW through the Special Commission of Inquiry into Child
Protection Services in NSW, 2008
ISBN 978-1-921301-86-5
Published November 2008


Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in New South Wales i
Executive Summary


The child protection system in New South Wales consists of much more than
the Department of Community Services (DoCS). NSW Health through its Area
Health Services and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead fund and deliver
many services for children, young people and their families,

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Report into Irish child deaths in State care 'a litany of shame'

on Fri, 11/30/2012 - 07:32
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Report into Irish child deaths in State care 'a litany of shame'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described a highly critical report into the deaths of 196 young people who were in contact with the State's care services as a "litany of shame".

The report of the Independent Child Death Review group focuses on the deaths of young people in contact with the State’s child-protection services between 2000 and 2010.

Of the 196 deaths, some 112 died of non-natural causes such as drug overdoses, suicides, road incidents or unlawful killings.

“Ultimately and tragically the efforts to protect these children failed,” the report said.

Among the key findings are that:

* The

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Young Person in care Evidence Child Protection ACT Death Court Reviewable

on Wed, 03/14/2012 - 16:49
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Young Person in care Evidence Child Protection ACT Death Court Reviewable

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 106A
Admissibility of certain other evidence
106A Admissibility of certain other evidence

(1) The Children’s Court must admit in proceedings before it any evidence adduced that a parent or primary care-giver of a child or young person the subject of a care application:

(a) is a person:
(i) from whose care and protection a child or young person was previously removed by a court under this Act or the Children (Care and