New Child Protection Laws – By Jessica Greene
- Limits to when a child will be reunified with a parent;
- Changes to the names of Protection Orders; and
- Changes to conditions that may be included on orders
As of 1 March 2016, if a child is subject to any of these orders, the name of that order will have been changed:
Some orders already existing as at 1 March 2016 will remain until they expire. Some, such as Custody to Secretary Order, automatically converted to a Family Reunification Order.
- it is satisfied that there is compelling evidence that it is likely that parent of the child will permanently resume care of the child during the period of the extension;and
- the extension will not have the effect that the child will be placed in out of home care for a cumulative period that exceeds two years.
- a decision for non-reunification to parental care;
- a decision which relates to your contact with your child; and/or
- a decision about where your child should live