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Child Wellbeing and Child Protection Policies and Procedures for NSW Health

Doc type: Policy Directive
Compliance with this policy directive is mandatory.

Doc No.: PD2013_007

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Corporate Administration - Security
Clinical/ Patient Services - Baby and child
Clinical/ Patient Services - Maternity
Personnel/Workforce - Learning and Development

Summary
The Child Wellbeing and Child Protection Policies and Procedures for NSW Health brings together in a single document the tools and guidance for Health workers to meet their legal and policy responsibilities within the NSW Government Child Protection System.

Every Health worker coming into contact with a child or young person has a responsibility to protect their health, safety, welfare and wellbeing.

Please note: This policy also replaces the following documents:
Prenatal Reporting Guidelines [GL2011_008]
Assumption of Care Order by Community Services on health premises [PD2011_065]
Recording by Community Services of Inbound Calls to the Child Protection Helpline [IB2012_002]

Related Link: NSW Kids and Families - Keep Them Safe Funded Services

Date of Publication: 15 April 2013

Replaces:

  • Protecting Children and Young People [PD2005_299]
  • Child Protection Roles and Responsibilities - Interagency [PD2006_104]
  • Prenatal Reports [PD2007_023]
  • KEEP THEM SAFE - Making a Child Protection Report [IB2010_005]
  • Child Protection and Wellbeing - Information Exchange [PD2011_057]
Author Branch: NSW Kids and Families

This document applies to: Local Health Districts, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Specialty Network Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations, Public Health System Support Division, Community Health Centres, Dental Schools and Clinics, Government Medical Officers, NSW Ambulance Service, Ministry of Health, Public Health Units, Public Hospitals

Audience: All staff

Distributed to: Public Health System, Government Medical Officers, Ministry of Health

Review Date: 15 April 2018

Policy Manual: Health Records & Information, Patient Matters

File No: 10/1485

Status: Active

File link: Child Wellbeing and Child Protection Policies and Procedures for NSW Health
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