Assignment 1 of Maintain Legal and Ethical Work Practice

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CASE STUDY 1. From the learning material, list the legislations that are relevant to this case study. Legislations have the word ‘Act’ in the title. There are many legislations that are relevant to this case study. The case study is focused on a report made by a case worker to child protection services regarding a protection issue relating to the client’s child so is primarily focused on the wellbeing of a child. Therefore I have listed many legislations that are in line with this case study and the subject. a) Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 NSW This act affirms that children under the age of 16 and young person’s receive such care and protection as is essential for their safety, welfare and well-being, taking into consideration the rights, powers and duties of their parents or other persons accountable for them. (Learning Material, 2013) b) Health Administration Act 1982 (NSW) This act covers any information that is provided or recorded within the health system. It means that information cannot be disclosed without the consent of the person to whom the information relates or for the purpose of legal proceedings, such as a court order or subpoena that allows access to health information on a client. (Learning Material, 2013) c) Advocate for Children and Young People Act 2014 This act allows for persons to advocate for and promote the safety, welfare and well-being of children and young people. It promotes the participation of children and young people in making decisions that affect their lives. (Advocate for Children and Young People Act 2014, 2015) d) Community Services (Complaints, Appeals and Monitoring) Act 1993 This act ensures that the provision of a service for a person is to be in the best interests of that person. That the person receiving a community service is to also receive an adequate
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