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Child Protection

Child Safety investigates allegations of harm to a child.

Child Safety will also assess how the child's protection and care needs can be met.

If they suspect that a child is in need of protection or at risk of being harmed may take immediate action to protect a child

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I am being investigated by Child Safety

If you are being investigated by Child Safety you should seek immediate Legal Advice. 

What actions can Child Safety take?

During an investigation Child Safety may: 

  • Consider an intervention with parental agreement (IPA), this can include entering into an assessment care agreement or child protection care agreement. 

  • Take a child into immediate custody if they believe a child is at risk of harm and is likely to suffer harm if Child Safety doesn't take immediate custody.

  • Apply for assessment orders (Temporary Assessment & Court Orders.

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