The Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (the Act) was assented to by the NSW Parliament in December 1998. It is the product of an extensive three year consultation process and review of the Children (Care and Protection) Act 1987 (NSW) (the 1987 Act). As it was the most extensive review of the legislation that has taken place, many of the initiatives were widely discussed and welcomed by the sector.
"Child welfare, protection and wellbeing: ADR in the NSW Department of Community Services,"
5, Article 1.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol3/iss5/1