According to 'To Remove and Protect', this Act defined a child in need of care as: being in a situation where provision is not being made for the child's care; the child is being or is likely to be abused; or there has been an irretrievable breakdown in the relationship between the child and parents. The concept of 'neglect' was replaced by 'behaviour that harms the child'.
The Aboriginal Child Placement Principle was introduced and outlined a preference to place Aboriginal children with Aboriginal people when they are placed outside their families.
The Children (Care and Protection) (Personal and Family Violence) Amendment Act 1987, dealt with interviewing children subjected to child abuse, neglect and serious assaults. The Children (Care and Protection) (Disability Services and Guardianship) Amendment Act 1987 had to do with medical and dental procedures on children who did not have parents or guardians who could give consent. The Children (Care and Protection) (Prostitution) Amendment Act 1988 amended the Crimes Act to include offences relating to child prostitution and child pornography.
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The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
10 June 2021
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/nsw/NE00020
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