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Other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Must the Department tell me if they have
taken my child/ren?


YES – Under the CPA the Child Safety must cso
inform parent/s if they have removed a child/ren.

At least one (1) parent must also be told of the allegation of harm unless it would
jeopardise criminal proceedings or cause further harm to a child. sad parents


Does Child Safety have to tell me that they have had contact with my child at school or day care centre?


Child Safety can have contact with a child at their school / day classroom
care centre if they believe it is in the child’s best interests that
contact is made before notifying you.


Child Safety must tell at least one (1) parent that they have
had contact with the child and the reasons for the contact -
unless it would jeopardise criminal proceedings or cause
further harm to a child.


Can the Department investigate my pregnancy? pregnancy

YES – Child Safety can investigate concerns regarding an unborn child.
They cannot, however, interfere with the rights of a pregnant woman.


Child Safety may also contact relevant health professionals and interview doctor
partners / family, with your consent, to investigate the types of support you have in place.

 

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