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Child Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005

Parliament of Victoria; State Government of Victoria Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Child Rights Legislation Victoria 1 January 2005 Legislation/regulation child and adolescent, child/youth protection, vulnerability

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Authorised Version incorporating amendments as at 1 July 2017

The main purposes of this Act are—
(a) to establish principles for the wellbeing of children; and
(b) to establish the Victorian Children's Council; and
(c) to establish the Children's Services Co-ordination Board; and
(d) to provide for the Minister to make standards in relation to child safety with which certain
entities must comply; and
(e) to provide for the oversight and enforcement by the Commission for Children and Young People of compliance by certain entities with standards in relation to child safety; and
(f) to provide for the notification of births to municipal councils; and
(fa) to provide for a scheme for the reporting to the Commission for Children and Young People of allegations of reportable conduct or misconduct that may involve reportable conduct committed by employees within or connected to certain entities, the oversight by the Commission of investigations of those allegations and the administration of the scheme by the Commission; and
(g) to repeal Part IX of the Health Act 1958.


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