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Child Protection

Child Pro­tec­tion is the area of law that deals with chil­dren who may be at risk of harm. In the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry, Ter­ri­to­ry Fam­i­lies is the gov­ern­ment depart­ment that works with fam­i­lies to keep chil­dren safe.

Ter­ri­to­ry Fam­i­lies may become involved with fam­i­lies when:

  • A manda­to­ry report made in rela­tion to a child in the family
  • A child is born into a fam­i­ly that has pre­vi­ous­ly been involved with Ter­ri­to­ry Families
  • A child’s par­ent or par­ents pass away

KWILS lawyers, and oth­er legal ser­vices, can assist peo­ple involved, or who want to be involved, in Child Pro­tec­tion matters.