Custody & Protection

Custody & Child Protection Lawyers in Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Maitland & the Central Coast

Care and protection relates to proceedings before the Children’s Court NSW regarding the Children and Young Persons, (Care and Protection) Act 1998.

Sometimes, when parents are unable to look after children themselves, or provide adequate care and protection for children, the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) may need to intervene to remove the children from the parent or parents.

If this happens to you, you will be involved in proceedings before the Children’s Court.  Care proceedings are very complex and it is important you obtain proper legal representation.  It is important your Solicitor advises you in relation to all aspects of your care and protection matter and represents your best interests at Court.  Court proceedings in care matters may be conducted privately or with a grant of Legal Aid depending on individual circumstances.