Care and Protection Regulation 2022

The NSW Department of Communities and Justice seeks your feedback on the proposed Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Regulation 2022.
A group of primary aged children embracing each other and laughing.
A group of primary aged children embracing each other and laughing.

What’s this about?

The Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998provides for the care and protection of children and young people in NSW, as is necessary for their safety, welfare and wellbeing. This Act, together with the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Regulation 2012 (the existing Regulation), underpins statutory child protection services and provides the legislative framework for the child protection and out-of-home care systems.

The existing Regulation will end on 1 September 2022. The Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Regulation 2022 (the proposed Regulation) is intended to replace the existing Regulation with some proposed changes.

The changes to the existing Regulation are outlined in the following attached documents:

  • the proposed Regulation,
  • the Regulatory Impact Statement, and
  • the comparison table of changes between the proposed Regulation and existing Regulation.

Feedback from interested organisations and individuals is welcome on all aspects of the proposed Regulation, including matters not specifically raised in the Regulatory Impact Statement.

Please note that your submission may be made publicly available, unless you indicate that all or part of your submission be kept confidential.

Have your say

Have your say by Friday 22 July 2022.

There are two ways to provide your feedback, listed below.

Note: Please include the subject line: ‘Staged Repeal of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Regulation 2012’ when sending your email or written submission.

Email

1 July 2022 to 22 July 2022

policy@justice.nsw.gov.au

Mailout

1 July 2022 to 22 July 2022

Address: Director, Civil Justice, Vulnerable Communities and Inclusion Policy, Reform and Legislation NSW Department of Communities and Justice Locked Bag 5000 Parramatta NSW 2124

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