kevinthetwin;730446•You also need to demonstrate an understanding of Australian child protection legislation.
For a response to the question, "..must understand Australian Child Protection legislation, I put together the following:
In Canada, Child Protection is the responsibility of the Provincial Government. Those responsibilities and guiding legislation are laid out in the Child, Family and Community Services Act. Matters of Health, of Aboriginal Identity and self-government and key revenue streams are the responsibility of the Federal government, with ties to provincial specific actions and responsibilities.
It is my understanding that a similar set of laws and policies operate in Australia and then the Northern Territories. In Australia, there is the principal, Children and Young Peoples Act, (2008) ACT, with consideration given in the Adoption Act (1993), Human Rights Act (2004), Human Rights Commission Act (2005), Public Advocate Act (2005), and the Family Law Act (1975).
Then, for territorial legislation and Policy there is the Care and Protection of Children Act (2007) (NT) with further guidance being provided under the Information Act 2006 (NT), Disability Services Act 2004 (NT), Criminal Code Act 2006 (NT), and the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).
Am I right in thinking that the Keeping Children and Young People Safe (dhcs/ACT (March 2001) provides the guidelines for definitions, legislative context, reporting requirements and lawful responses to reports of Child abuse and Neglect for all of Australia? Then in cases that happen specifically in the NT, the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007, delineates the principal roles and responsibilities, key definitions and powers of the delegated representatives of the CEO of Care and Protection services for the Northern Territorial government?
And then, as an overarching planning, research and measurement body, the Australian Institute for Family Studies has a strategic plan for 2009 – 2012 that works hand-in-hand with the Stronger Futures in Northern Territories plan that is NT’s response, follow up and follow through generated from The Northern Territories Emergency Response.