Children’s Court of NSW Resource Handbook Update 18 published

Care and protection matters

Principles and jurisdiction Commentary in Overview at [2-1000]ff updated to reflect commencement of remaining provisions of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Amendment (Family is Culture) Act 2022 on 15 November 2023. Significantly, ss 9A “Principle of making ‘active efforts’”; and 83A “Additional requirements for permanency plans for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young persons” were inserted.

Articles and other resources includes a new article by S Collings, M Spencer and P Kong, “Toward access and equity: disability-informed practice in child protection — a guide to assessing parenting capacity with parents with intellectual disability” (2022) at [7-7000]. This resource was produced by the Research Centre for Children and Families for the Toward Access and Equity project. The project was conducted in partnership with the NSW Children’s Court Clinic, the Intellectual Disability Rights Service and WASH House Inc.