Understanding the Child Protection and legal systems in Victoria

Victoria’s Child Protection system is very complex and can be difficult to navigate. There are many different areas of the system and it is important to understand the different roles and processes, as well as your rights, in order to get the best outcomes for children. 

This section of Deadly Story provides information about the key areas of the Child Protection and legal systems in Victoria, including the roles and processes of the Department of Health and Human Services, Child Protection and the Courts. It also covers court orders, legislation and key contacts. Click the thumbnails below to find the information that you need.

Disclaimer: This section provides an overview of the Child Protection system and legal processes in Victoria. It does not constitute legal advice. We attempt to ensure that the content is current but we do not guarantee its currency. You should seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on information provided. If you require legal advice you can contact the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service.

  • Glossary of Terms
    To assist in understanding the terms and acronyms involved with the legal world of child protection.
  • Court Etiquette Guidelines
    When entering into a court room, there are certain rules and protocols that need to be practiced in order to be respectful and professional.

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