Care & Protection / Children’s Court

Care and protection mattersinvolve deciding the safety, welfare and well-being of children in the Children’s Court. These matters differ from traditional family law matters as instead of a dispute between private parties, the dispute is between not only the parties but also the Department of Communities & Justice (referred to as DCJ and formerly DOCS).

Care and protection matters are often a highly emotional and confronting affair. Our team is highly experienced with such matters and are well equipped to assist with your matter.

If you have any concerns relating to the care and protection of children, we can assist you with:

  • Gaining or maintaining custody of a child
  • Ensuring the safety of a child
  • Care applications to the Children’s Court
  • Permanency Planning
  • Recession and variation of final orders
  • Appeals to the District Court