Department for Child Protection (Western Australia)
Department for Child Protection is part of the Government of Western Australia.
|Formed||1 July 2007|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Western Australia|
It was created in response to a critical review of the Department of Community Development in January 2007. At the time of its establishment, the government also mandated reporting of child sexual abuse.
- Adoption Act 1994
- Adoption Regulations 1995
- Children and Community Services Act 2004
- Children and Community Services Regulations 2006
- Parental Support and Responsibility Act 2008
- Parental Support and Responsibility Regulations 2009
- Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004
- Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Regulations 2005.
The legislation that governs the Department’s three service areas:
- Supporting children and young people in the Chief Executive Officer’s care.
- Protecting children and young people from abuse.
- Supporting individuals and families at risk or in crisis.
- 1908 - 1917 Public Charities and State Children's Department
- 1917 - 1927 State Children's Department
- 1927 - 1972 Child Welfare Department
- 1972 - 1985 Department for Community Welfare
- 1985 - 1992 Department for Community Services
- 1992 - 1995 Department for Community Development
- 1995 - 2001 Department for Family and Children's Services
- 2001 - 2007 Department for Community Development
- "AU WA A1504 - Department for Child Protection". State Records Office of WA. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
- Western Australia. Dept. for Child Protection (2009), Working together for a better future for at risk children and families : a guide on information sharing for government and non-government agencies, Department for Child Protection, ISBN 978-0-9806964-0-0
- http://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/Pages/Home.aspx - the Departments main website