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Care and Protection: Representing Parents

Course Outline

Course Outline

Video

Podcasts—coming soon

The following podcast episodes are coming soon.

Advocacy Basics
Restoration and Final Hearings
Guardianship, Parental Responsibility and Short-Term Care Orders
Assessment Applications and Briefing an Expert
Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Families

Required reading

Practice Note No.2 Initiating Documents for Care Proceedings PDF 180 KB
Practice Note No.3 Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures in the Children’s Court PDF 157 KB
Practice Note No.5 Case Management in Care Proceedings PDF 239 KB
Practice Note No.10 Parent Capacity Orders PDF 15 KB
Practice Note No.13 Section 38 Care Plans PDF 29 KB
Understanding the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principles as a framework for best practice,
The Aboriginal Legal Service
PDF 288 KB
DCJ and Teddy [2020] NSWChC 1  PDF 161 KB
DCJ and Jack and Jill [2020] NSWChC 3  PDF 178 KB
Director-General, DCJ V. Dessertaine and Ors [2003] NSWSC 972  PDF 91 KB
The Secretary of the DCJ and Fiona Farmer [2019] NSWChC 5  PDF 275 KB
Hackett (a pseudonym) v Secretary, DCJ [2020] NSWCA 83  PDF 559 KB
DFaCS and the Steward Children [2019] NSWChC 1  PDF 130 KB

Useful resources

The Lawyer Education Series is has been developed for lawyers, not self-represented parties. The training modules assume a high level of foundational legal knowledge because they are made for lawyers. The modules are not a complete guide to the law and should not be relied upon for the preparation of your case. If you require legal help you should call 1300 888 529.