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Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 No 157

NSW Government Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Australia, New South Wales 1 January 1998 Legislation/regulation community, health service, vulnerability

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The objects of this Act are to provide that children and young persons receive such care and protection as is necessary for their safety, welfare and well-being; that all institutions, services and facilities responsible for the care and protection of children and young persons provide an environment for them that is free of violence and exploitation and provide services that foster their health, developmental needs, spirituality, self-respect and dignity; and that appropriate assistance is rendered to parents and other persons responsible for children and young persons in the performance of their child-rearing responsibilities in order to promote a safe and nurturing environment.

Current version for 10 May 2011 to date.
Uploaded to MiND Bank: March 18th 2014

The Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Out-of-Home care is an easy read version of the Act. The Charter aims to provide children and young people in out-of-home care with a clear statement of their rights and responsibilities, provide a guide for carers and workers who have responsibility for ensuring children and young people in out-of-home care know about their rights and responsibilities and help children and young people in out of-home care assert their rights. Please find the Charter below.


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