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Children's Court Act 1987 (1987 - )

  • Children's Court Act 1987

    Children's Court Act 1987, courtesy of NSW legislation.
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From
1987
Categories
Principal Act
Website
http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/sessionalview/sessional/act/1987-53.pdf

The Children's Court Act 1987 (53/1987) replaced existing legislation relating to Children's Courts. This Act (which had the long title 'An Act to establish a Children's Court of New South Wales') gave the NSW Children's Court its own piece of legislation for the first time. It separated the Children's Court further from the rest of the courts and justice system, giving magistrates and officers more independence, and required Children's Court judges to have special training in social or behavioural sciences, or to be specially qualified in some other way to work with children and young people. This Act came as part of a block of legislation, with the Community Welfare Act 1987 and the Child (Care and Protection) Bill 1987. In 2014 it was current.

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Children's Court Act 1987
Title
Children's Court Act 1987
Type
Document
Date
1987
Source
NSW legislation

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Prepared by: Liam Hogan