"WA DCP - Children and Community Services Act 2004"
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TABLE OF PROVISIONS PART 1 -- Preliminary 1. Short title 2. Commencement 3. Terms used 4. Presumptions of parentage 5. Status of notes PART 2 -- Objects and principles Division 1 -- Objects 6. Objects Division 2 -- General principles relating to children 7. Best interests of child are paramount consideration 8. Determining the best interests of a child 9. Principles to be observed 10. Principle of child participation
Division 3 -- Principles relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children 11. Relationship with principles in Division 2 12. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child placement principle 13. Principle of self-determination 14. Principle of community participation PART 3 -- Administrative matters Division 1 -- The Minister 15. Agreements in respect of social services 16. Delegation by Minister Division 2 -- The Children and Community Services Ministerial Body 17. Term used: Ministerial Body 18. Children and Community Services Ministerial Body 19. Purpose and nature of Ministerial Body 20. Execution of documents by Ministerial Body Division 3 -- The CEO 21. Functions of CEO 22. Cooperation and assistance 23. CEO etc. may disclose or request relevant information 24A. Authorities other than the Department may disclose or request information 24. Delegation by CEO Division 4 -- Authorised officers 25. Designation of authorised officers 26. Identity cards Division 5 -- Advisory bodies 27. Establishment of advisory bodies PART 4 -- Protection and care of children Division 1 -- Introductory matters 28. When child is in need of protection 29. Provisional protection and care, meaning and effect of 30. When child is in the CEO’s care Division 2 -- Measures to safeguard or promote child’s wellbeing Subdivision 1 -- General powers and duties of CEO 31. CEO may cause inquiries to be made about child 32. CEO’s duties if action needed to safeguard etc. child’s wellbeing 33A. CEO may cause inquiries to be made before child is born 33B. CEO’s duties if action needed before child born to safeguard etc. child after birth Subdivision 2 -- Powers relating to investigation 33. Access to child for purposes of investigation 34. Warrant (access), application for and issue of Subdivision 3 -- Provisional protection and care 35. Warrant (provisional protection and care), application for and issue of 36. CEO’s duty if child taken into provisional protection and care under warrant 37. Taking child into provisional protection and care without warrant in certain circumstances 38. CEO’s duties etc. if child taken into provisional protection and care without warrant 39. Provisional care plans, preparation etc. of Subdivision 4 -- Other powers 40. Power to keep child under 6 years of age in hospital 41. Power to move child to safe place Division 3 -- Protection orders Subdivision 1 -- Introductory matters 42. Terms used 43. Term used: protection order Subdivision 2 -- Applications for, and making of, protection orders 44. Application for protection order 45. Court may make protection order 46. No order principle Subdivision 3 -- Protection orders (supervision) 47. Protection order (supervision) 48. Duration of protection order (supervision) 49. Extension of protection order (supervision) 50. Conditions of protection order (supervision) 51. Variation of conditions of protection order (supervision) 52. Access to child by authorised officer while protection order (supervision) in force 53. Provision of social services Subdivision 4 -- Protection orders (time-limited) 54. Protection order (time-limited) 55. Duration of protection order (time-limited) 56. Extension of protection order (time-limited) Subdivision 5 -- Protection orders (until 18) 57. Protection order (until 18) 58. Restriction on making protection order (until 18) 59. Duration of protection order (until 18) Subdivision 6 -- Protection orders (special guardianship) 60. Protection order (special guardianship) 61. Restriction on making protection order (special guardianship) 62. Duration of protection order (special guardianship) 63. Conditions of protection order (special guardianship) 64. Variation of conditions 65. Court may order payments to special guardian 66. Provision of social services Subdivision 7 -- Revocation and replacement of protection orders 67. Revocation of protection order 68. Replacement of protection order: application by CEO 69A. Replacement of protection order (time-limited) or protection order (until 18): application by carer Subdivision 8 -- General 69. Applications for extension, variation, revocation or replacement of protection orders 70. Form of protection order 71. Child’s date of birth 72. Parties to proceedings to be given copy of protection order 73. Maintenance of children under certain orders Division 4 -- Negotiated placement 74. Term used: child 75. Negotiated placement agreement 76. Duration of negotiated placement agreement 77. Termination of negotiated placement agreement Division 5 -- Children in the CEO’s care Subdivision 1 -- Charter of Rights 78. Preparation etc. of Charter of Rights Subdivision 2 -- Placement arrangements 79. CEO may arrange placement of child 80. Guidelines for placement of certain children 81. Consultation before placement of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander child 82. Payment for care under placement arrangement 83. Inspection of place where child living 84. Authorised officer may require person to hand over child 85. Warrant (apprehension) where child not handed over 86. Warrant (apprehension) where child absent or taken without authority 87. Apprehension without warrant in certain circumstances Subdivision 3A -- Secure care arrangements 88A. Terms used 88B. Secure care facilities 88C. Secure care arrangements for certain children 88D. Period in secure care facility 88E. Continuation order required for certain provisionally protected children 88F. CEO to decide secure care period for protected child 88G. Reconsideration of certain decisions as to protected child 88H. Review of CEO’s decision 88I. Requirements for care plan or provisional care plan 88J. Apprehension without warrant of child absent from secure care facility Subdivision 3 -- Care plans 88. Term used: parent 89. Care plans, preparation etc. of 90. Review of care plan Subdivision 4 -- Review of care planning decisions 91. Terms used 92. Case review panel 93. Initial review 94. Review of CEO’s decision 95. Procedure Division 6 -- Provisions about leaving the CEO’s care 96. People who qualify for assistance 97. Child’s entitlement to personal material 98. Provision of social services 99. Provision of assistance to obtain accommodation etc. 100. Provision of financial assistance Division 7 -- Offences Subdivision 1 -- Children generally 101. Failing to protect child from harm 102. Leaving child unsupervised in vehicle 103. Tattooing or branding 104A. Body piercing 104. Providing long-term care for young children Subdivision 2 -- Children under placement arrangements or secure care arrangements 105. Terms used 106. Removing child from State 107. Removing child from place of residence 108. Harbouring child absent from place of residence 109. Preventing child’s return to place of residence 110. CEO may prohibit communication with child 111. Evidentiary provision Division 8 -- Powers of restraint, search and seizure 112. Terms used 113A. Approving persons for purposes of this Division 113. Prerequisites for exercise of power 114. Child may be restrained 115. Child may be searched 116. Certain articles may be seized 117. How seized articles to be dealt with 118. Use of reasonable force 119. Prescribed procedures Division 9 -- Warrants 120. Applying for warrants 121. Warrant (access), effect of 122. Warrant (apprehension), effect of 123. Warrant (provisional protection and care), effect of 124. Execution of warrant Division 9A -- Reporting sexual abuse of children 124A. Terms used 124B. Duty of certain people to report sexual abuse of children 124C. Reports under s. 124B, form and content of 124D. CEO to give copies of reports under s. 124B to police 124E. Time limit for prosecuting offences under s. 124B and 124C 124F. Confidentiality of reporter’s identity 124G. Evidence and legal proceedings 124H. Orders, leave of courts etc. under s. 124F or 124G Division 10 -- General 125A. Assessors, appointment and functions of 125B. Identity cards for assessors 125. Access to child, meaning of 126. Recovery of certain expenditure 127. CEO may give consent in lieu of parent in some cases 128. Records of children in CEO’s care to be kept 129. Protection from liability for giving information 130. General powers of police officers not affected PART 5 -- Protection proceedings Division 1 -- Terms used in this Part 131. Terms used Division 2 -- Adjournment and interim orders 132. Adjournment of proceedings 133. Interim orders 134A. Interim orders (secure care) 134. Variation or revocation of interim order 135. Access to child by authorised officer while interim order in force Division 3A -- Orders for determination of parentage 136A. Terms used 136B. Orders requiring person to give evidence 136C. Parentage testing orders 136D. Orders associated with parentage testing orders 136E. Adult contravening s. 136D order, consequences of 136F. Procedure etc. ordered for child, parental consent needed in some cases, consequences of refusing to consent 136G. No liability if parent or CEO consents 136H. Parentage testing procedures, conduct of etc. 136I. Results of parentage testing procedures admissible in protection proceedings Division 3 -- Pre-hearing conferences 136. Court may order pre-hearing conference 137. Confidentiality of pre-hearing conference Division 4 -- Reports about child 138. Term used: report 139. Court may require report 140. Access to written report 141. Confidentiality of report 142. Protection from liability for preparing or giving report Division 5 -- Proposals about arrangements for child 143. CEO to provide Court with proposal for child 144. Court to consider proposal Division 6 -- Procedural matters 145. Conduct of protection proceedings generally 146. Court not bound by rules of evidence 147. Parties to protection proceedings 148. Legal representation of child 149. Presence of child in court 150. Evidence of child 151. Standard of proof 152. Intervention by Attorney General 153. Court to facilitate party’s participation in proceedings 154. Court may dispense with requirement for service 155. Frivolous or vexatious proceedings PART 6 -- Transfer of child protection orders and proceedings Division 1 -- Introductory matters 156. Purpose of Part 157. Terms used Division 2 -- Transfer of child protection orders Subdivision 1 -- Administrative transfers 158. When CEO may transfer home order 159. Persons whose consent is required under s. 158(1)(d) 160. CEO to have regard to certain matters 161. Notification of decision to transfer 162. Judicial review of CEO’s decision 163. Review by State Administrative Tribunal Subdivision 2 -- Judicial transfers 164. When Court may transfer home order 165. Service of application under s. 164 166. Court to have regard to certain matters 167. Proposed interstate orders, terms of 168. Court not to make s. 164 order without report from CEO 169. Appeals Division 3 -- Transfer of child protection proceedings 170. When Court may transfer child protection proceeding 171. Service of application under s. 170 172. Court to have regard to certain matters 173. Interim order 174. Appeals Division 4 -- Registration 175. Filing interstate orders in Court 176. Registering interstate orders 177. Notification by registrar of Court 178. Effect of registration 179. Revocation of registration Division 5 -- General 180. Legal representation of child 181. Effect of registration of transferred order 182. Transfer of Court file 183. Hearing and determination of transferred proceeding 184. Disclosure of information 185. Discretion of CEO to consent to transfer 186. Evidence of consent of relevant interstate officer 187. Offence to remove certain children from where they live PART 7 -- Employment of children 188. Terms used 189. School Education Act 1999 not affected 190. Child under 15 not to be employed in business etc. 191. Exceptions to s. 190 192. Children not to be employed to perform in indecent manner etc. 193. CEO may prohibit or limit employment of child 194A. CEO may prohibit or limit employment of children in particular business or place 194. False information to employers etc. 195. Powers of authorised officers 196. Role of industrial inspectors and industrial magistrate’s courts PART 9 -- Provision of financial or other assistance 233. CEO may provide financial or other assistance 234. CEO may assist with funeral expenses 235. Application for assistance 236. Recovery of overpayments in certain circumstances PART 10 -- Confidentiality provisions 237. Restriction on publication of certain information or material 238. Production of departmental records in legal proceedings 239. Objection to disclosure of certain information during legal proceedings 240. Restrictions on disclosing notifier’s identity 241. Restrictions on disclosing information obtained under this Act PART 11 -- Other matters 242A. CEO to notify Ombudsman of certain deaths of children 242. Obstruction 243. Impersonating assessor or authorised officer 244. False information in applications etc. 245. Legal proceedings, commencement of 246. Protection from liability for wrongdoing 247. Effect of provision requiring document to be given to particular person or child 248. Regulations 249. Review of Act 250. Repeal, transitional and savings provisions SCHEDULE 1 -- Transitional and savings provisions
[Reprinted under the Reprints Act 1984 as at 4 March 2011]
(Source : http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/wa/consol_act/cacsa2004318/)