Child Protection Lawyer/ The Department for Child Protection SA (Families SA) and placement of children in foster care
Upon removal of a child, the Chief Executive of the Department for Child Protection will apply for investigation and assessment orders for a period of 3 months. At the conclusion of this period, the Chief Executive may then apply for care and protection (guardianship) of the child. We will endeavour to defend such applications and explore methods of resolving the applications, such as agreeing to withdrawal of the application upon you signing a safety plan or entering into undertakings for 12 or so months. There are other alternatives that we will explore with you as the matter unfolds.
For a prompt response please call Ursula Matson on 0422 055 968
FAQs Click on the questions below to reveal the answer.
What power does the Court have at the beginning of an application to remove a child?
Prior to the trial of an application for care and protection orders/final court date in investigation and assessment applications, the Court must make interim orders in terms of the application out of an abundance of caution and in case a child is at risk.
Will I still get to see my child if he or she is removed under an order of the Adelaide Youth Court?
What powers will Families SA have if investigation and assessment orders are made?
What are my chances of having my child/children returned if the Court grants an application for care and protection?
Who are the parties in child protection proceedings?
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