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Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (1998 - )

  • Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998

    Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998, courtesy of NSW legislation.
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From
1998
Categories
Principal Act
Website
https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/acts/1998-157.pdf

The Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (157/1998) was 'An Act to provide for the care and protection of, and the provision of services to, children and young persons'. This is the Act that created the contemporary system of child protection in New South Wales. It was, in 2014, the legislation underpinning of the operations of the Department of Family and Community Services.

Timeline

 1866 - 1901 Destitute Children Act 1866
 1869 - 1901 Reformatory Schools Act 1866
       1881 - 1901 State Children Relief Act 1881
       1892 - 1902 Children's Protection Act 1892
       1901 - 1905 Reformatory and Industrial Schools Act 1901
             1849 - 1901 Infant Convicts Act 1849
             1901 - 1923 State Children Relief Act 1901
             1902 - 1923 Children's Protection Act 1902
             1904 - 1923 Infant Protection Act 1904
             1905 - 1923 Neglected Children and Juvenile Offenders Act 1905
                   1901 - 1939 Infant Convicts Adoption Act 1901
                   1923 - 1939 Child Welfare Act 1923
                         1939 - 1987 Child Welfare Act 1939
                               1987 - 2010 Children (Care and Protection) Act 1987
                                     1998 - Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998

Related Legislation

Publications

Resources

  • Coalition for Children in Care, A brief history of Out of Home Care in NSW since 1980, ACWA, 2010. Details

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Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998
Title
Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998
Type
Document
Date
1998
Source
NSW legislation

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - New South Wales Legislation', 12 December 2012, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.

Prepared by: Liam Hogan