Child & Family
Prospective amendments to Chapter 16A of the Care Act
Changes are proposed to amend the Children and Young Person (Care and Protection) Regulation 2012 to allow prescribed bodies in NSW to share child protection information to all other national agencies responsible for child protection.
Chapter 16A of the Children and Young Person (Care and Protection) Act 1998, provides the legislative framework for information exchange between prescribed bodies in NSW (such as human services, justice agencies and some non-government organisations).
The proposed changes would improve information sharing across national borders, important to child safety.