What role does the Children’s Court play?
The Children’s Court makes the final decision about the removal of children.
They do this after learning about the child and their environment by talking to the Child Protection Agency, the Child’s lawyer (appointed by the court] and the ALS Care and Protection lawyer.
In NSW, the Children’s Court makes orders about the care and protection of a child.
Those orders can include:
● interim care orders
● orders for supervision
● orders allocating parental responsibility for a child or young person
● orders prohibiting an act by a person with parental responsibility
● contact orders for the provision of support services
● orders to attend therapeutic or treatment programs
● Out-of-home care - which means a child is under the parental responsibility of the Minister for Community Services and includes kinship care, foster care, group homes or homelessness (drift in care)