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Child protection is the safeguarding of children from violence, exploitation, abuse, and neglect. Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child provides for the protection of children in and out of the home. One of the ways to ensure this is by giving them quality education, the fourth of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in addition to other child protection systems.

Child protection systems are a set of usually government-run services designed to protect children and young people who are underage and to encourage family stability. UNICEF defines a ‘child protection system’ as: the set of laws, policies, regulations and services needed across all social sectors – especially social welfare, education, health, security and justice – to support prevention and response to protection-related risks. These systems are part of social protection, and extend beyond it. At the level of prevention, their aim includes supporting and strengthening families to reduce social exclusion, and to lower the risk of separation, violence and exploitation. Responsibilities are often spread across government agencies, with services delivered by local authorities, non-State providers, and community groups, making coordination between sectors and levels, including routine referral systems etc.., a necessary component of effective child protection systems.

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    NSW Court or Mediation? Child safety

    Hi, hope someone can help me out so I can gain some sort of clarity on what to do next? I removed my 3 year old child from the mother last year due to neglect. A police report was done immediately and FACS was contacted, however FACS did not get involved as there was 1 fit parent. No parenting...
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    QLD Defamation - malicious false reports to QPS and Dept. Child Safety

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    Hello, I am in applicant in a matter that is before the Family Court of Australia. I have a simple question. Is it an act of child abuse by a parent: if a child (11 year old) is withheld (did not see or speak) by one parent from having a connection the other parent in contravention of a...
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    VIC Partner threatening to take baby from me

    My partner threatens a fair bit to leave me/throw me out our home and also take our 11 week old baby from me. I’m worried as I’m not Australian (British), he is and I’m currently waiting to see if I’m granteed my visa. 1. Can he get full rights over me for our baby? 2. If I’m deported is...
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    I have a sister aged 14, is currently on a preservation order, and wishes to reside with me in my care. she has her own solicitor and CPS caseworker and has expressed to both of them that she wants to leave home, due to an unsafe and unstable environment at home. however, there seems to be no...
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    VIC Ex keeping a girl child in shared accommodation

    Hello, experts. My ex has taken my 9+ year daughter with her, and currently refused all offers of child care, keeping the kid. I got to know that she is sharing a room in a unit with another family to save expenses and claim full child support from me. I am willing to have equal custody of the...
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    NSW Is A Welfare Check Reasonable?

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    QLD Access and Easement Rights - Relocating Gate?

    We have an access easement on our title for the front lot to gain access to their garage/property. This is fine and have no issue with providing access, however we are looking to relocate the front security gate to further down the driveway to allow for full fencing of the back property/house...
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    Hi my ex partner and split 9yrs ago and at first I had my children but after some health issues my children ended up with their father which at the time they were only 6mths, 2yrs, 6yrs, 12yrs and 14yrs. My ex was a violent towards me when we we're together and every other kind of abuse you can...
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    QLD Department of Child Protection Services (DOCS)

    DOCS took my newborn away from me before discharging from hospital, based on allegations from a previous event that happened whilst i was pregnant, this was to do with my mental health. I have, sice this incident recieved professional medical help, been medicated and living with my supportive...