Use this procedure to understand processes and respond appropriately when working with other jurisdictions including:
- other states, territories and New Zealand
- family courts
- the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT)
- other government and non-government departments.
At times, the wellbeing and best interests of children are achieved through collaboration and timely communication with other jurisdictions. Engaging with other jurisdictions may involve:
- sharing information
- requesting and responding to case work tasks and case management
- transferring child protection orders and proceedings
- responding when a child is subject to parenting orders or family law court proceedings
- other tasks to promote the child’s safety and wellbeing.
This procedure also contains information about memoranda of understanding (MOU) negotiated between Child Safety and other important agencies.
Child Safety has a statutory obligation to work with other agencies as well as with other states, territories and New Zealand to:
- promote the safety and wellbeing of children
- respond to the needs of a child in need of protection if they move from one jurisdiction to another
- respond to and, where appropriate, intervene in circumstances where a child is subject to parenting orders or family law court proceedings and the child is being harmed or is at unacceptable risk of harm
- negotiate access to support and assistance for children subject to child protection intervention.
- Child Protection Act 1999
- Family Law Act 1975
- Family Law Regulations 1984
- Family Law Rules 2004
- Family Law (Child Abduction Convention) Regulations 1986
- Family Law (Child Protection Convention) Regulations 2003
- Federal Circuit Court Rules 2001
- Queensland Child Protection (International Measures) Act 2003
- Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009
- Service and Execution of Process Act 1992
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