What are the laws acts in NSW that you need to follow in relation to reporting risk of harm?

What are the laws acts in NSW that you need to follow in relation to reporting risk of harm?

The Care Act provides for reports being made about: children and young people at risk of significant harm • unborn children at risk of significant harm • homeless children and young people.

How can you ensure your concerns for the child have been addressed reported?

Where a family has not engaged with support or services and there are concerns that a child or young person is at suspected risk of significant harm, a report must be made to the Child Protection Helpline.

How long does it take to get a working with childrens Check NSW?

The Working With Children Check (WWCC) is a requirement for anyone who works or volunteers in child-related work in NSW. It involves a National Police Check (criminal history record check) and a review of reportable workplace misconduct. Results of a National Police Check can take up to 4 weeks to be received.

Can you get a working with children’s check at 17 NSW?

Note that volunteers who are under 18 years of age do not require a Working With Children Check; however, employees under 18 years of age do require a Working With Children Check. Therefore, employers may require that employees or volunteers obtain both a Working With Children Check and a National Police Check.

What is the Child Protection Act NSW?

Child protection is an area of public law where authorities may intervene in family settings because of an allegation of harm or significant risk of harm to a child (Titterton, 2017). In Australia, state and territory governments are responsible for the administration and operation of child protection services.

What is a child at risk of significant harm?

the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health or development.

Do I need a Wwcc if I have Vit?

If you’re a teacher in Victoria If you’re a teacher currently registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), you don’t need a Check. However, if your VIT registration is suspended or cancelled, the exemption no longer applies.

Can a child still have contact with their parents?

The child or young person may still have contact with their parents, family and important people in their life, if this is included in the court order. Where this applies, the details of the contact will be outlined in the child’s care or case plan or the court order.

What does an order for contact mean for a child?

An order for contact specifies when and how often a parent can see their child. Such orders can also apply to grandparents and other family and significant members of a child’s life.

What kind of contact does a non-resident parent have?

The time the non-resident parent spends with the child is known as contact. Contact between a parent and child can be direct, in other words face-to-face contact, which can include contact during the day or overnight contact. Contact may also be indirect, such as telephone conversations, e-mails, letters and gifts.

How to report a child in danger in NSW?

If you believe a child is in immediate danger or in a life-threatening situation, contact the NSW Police immediately by dialing 000. Anyone who suspects, on reasonable grounds, that a child or young person is at risk of harm should report it to the Child Protection Helpline on phone 132 111, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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