What is a child protection agency?
Child Protection Agencies are Government Departments that have the responsibility for the safety and well-being of children. They assist in protecting a child from abuse or further harm, which may mean removing the child from their home.
In NSW, the child protection agency is found within the NSW Government Department of Communities and Justice (previously known as FACS and DoCS).
In the ACT, the child protection agency is found within the Office for Children, Youth and Family Support in the ACT Government Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services.