Publication Guidelines for NSW Caselaw and Children's Court News
May 2022: The Children’s Court of NSW publishes decisions through NSW Caselaw. The Court also produces a regular online publication known as Children's Law News that highlights important decisions and papers that have been published elsewhere and provides an avenue for the publication of papers relevant to the jurisdiction that are not otherwise available.
On 10 May 2022, the Children’s Court published a publication protocol (PDF , 162.6 KB) that sets out the procedures followed by the Court for both the publication of decisions on NSW Caselaw and the publication of Children’s Law News.
New Practice Note 15: Request for the provision of services to facilitate restoration in care proceedings
April 2022: The Family is Culture Review, an Independent Review of Aboriginal Children and Young People in Out of Home Care (OOHC), was released in November 2019. The Review made 125 recommendations about the way services are delivered to Aboriginal children and young people in OOHC.
In response to recommendation 115 of the Review, the President of the Children's Court has issued Practice Note 15 – Request for the provision of services to facilitate restoration in care proceedings (PDF , 134.0 KB). The aim of the Practice Note is to help guide the process to be followed to enable the Children's Court to make appropriate requests for the provision of restoration services to a child or young person or their family consistent with s 85 of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1987.
Practice Note 15 commences on Monday 2 May 2022.
Update on regional catchment areas for care and protection cases
March 2022: The President of the Children’s Court has published information on catchment areas for the Children's Court care and protection cases in regional areas. Where a case is listed at another location for the purpose of considering urgent interim orders in accordance with paragraph 12.2 of Children’s Court Practice Note 5 (PDF , 238.4 KB) the case should be returned to the filing court for case management unless an application to transfer the case to another location is determined by the Court.
The updated information can be found under the Listings tab on this website.