Changing the Children and Young People Act 2008 – Children and family services reform

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The ACT Government is looking to reform child and family services in the ACT to strengthen families and keep children and young people safe and connected. This is an important opportunity to highlight the role of Carers.

The ACT Government has made a commitment to establish a responsive, high-functioning legal framework for the ACT’s child protection and family support system. This reform will align the Children and Young People Act 2008 (the CYP Act) with the ACT’s strategy for strengthening families and keeping children and young people safe. It will also address recommendations from key reviews and reports regarding the ACT’s child protection and family support system requiring legislative change.

How to have YourSay

Carers in the ACT are welcome to participate in the ACT Government’s YourSay conversation.

They invite anyone interested in this reform to read the discussion paper and let them know what you think by:

  • completing an online survey – a simplified way to provide feedback.
  • making a submission – allows you to provide more detailed feedback in response to the questions in the discussion paper.

The survey and submissions close at 11.59pm on 27 July 2023.

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