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Child Care Act 2001

Tasmanian Government Country Resources Tasmania 19 September 2001 Legislation/regulation child/youth protection

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This Act establishes a Licensing System for child care services and imposes a duty on such providers to create a safe and suitable environment of the children. Penalties can be sought if there is a breach of this duty. The Act also sets out how inspections of such providers may take place and creates emergency powers for the removal of a child or the license of a provider.


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