The Children & Young People Act 2008External Link was passed by the ACT Legislative Assembly on 1 July 2008.

The detail of the Act addresses how our community deals with child protection, young offenders, childcare services and the employment of children.

The Act reforms the law about the care, protection and wellbeing of children in the Territory. It aims to address questions such as:

  • "How do we protect our children and young people?"
  • "How do we establish a framework that seeks to support them?"
  • "How do we provide for the unique needs of young people in the criminal justice system?"
  • "How do we position our regulatory framework as the best?"

The Act is about fulfilling our duty, as a whole community, towards our children.

The following policy provides clarification about why, when and how to share information legally, professionally and appropriately when obtained while performing a function under the Children and Young People Act 2008External Link.

Forms and Fact Sheets

Information Holders
Information Sharing Key Points
Information Sharing Entity
Declared Care Team
Care Team Record Keeping for Members Fact Sheet
Consent to Share Information Form [PDF 120KB] [Word 56KB]

Declared Care Team

Under the Children and Young People ACT 2008External Link , the Director-General or delegate of the Community Services Directorate can declare a Care Team.

For more information on this topic, please refer to the Declared Care Team Information Sheet.