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The Department of Family and Community Services and YOU

Whilst people are generally familiar with the Family Law system as it relates to children there
is significantly less public awareness of how the Children’s Court care and protection
jurisdiction operates.

It can be particularly confronting when as a separated parent, grandparent or aunt/uncle you
become aware that a child in your family has been taken into the care of the Department of
Family and Community Services.

If you are a close family member you may have the right to be heard on what happens next
and it is important that you take legal advice from a practitioner familiar with the care and protection jurisdiction.

Please do not hesitate to contact Equilaw if you wish to have a confidential discussion
regarding the care of a child that the Department of Community Services have taken into
care.

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