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CHILDREN'S PROTECTION ACT 1993 - NOTES

Legislative history

Notes

• Amendments of this version that are uncommenced are not incorporated into the text.

• Please note—References in the legislation to other legislation or instruments or to titles of bodies or offices are not automatically updated as part of the program for the revision and publication of legislation and therefore may be obsolete.

• Earlier versions of this Act (historical versions) are listed at the end of the legislative history.

• For further information relating to the Act and subordinate legislation made under the Act see the Index of South Australian Statutes or www.legislation.sa.gov.au.

Repeal of Act

The Children's Protection Act 1993 will be repealed by Sch 1 (cl 2) of the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017.

Principal Act and amendments

New entries appear in bold.

Year

No

Title

Assent

Commencement

1993

93

Children's Protection Act 1993

4.11.1993

1.1.1994 (Gazette 4.11.1993 p2166) except ss 27—36, 49 & 59—5.1.1995 (Gazette 5.1.1995 p6)

1995

24

Statutes Amendment (Female Genital Mutilation and Child Protection) Act 1995

27.4.1995

ss 6 & 7—1.5.1995 (Gazette 27.4.1995 p1563); s 5—27.4.1997 (s 7(5) Acts Interpretation Act 1915)

1996

68

Statutes Amendment (Sentencing of Young Offenders) Act 1996

15.8.1996

8.10.1996 (Gazette 29.8.1996 p810)

1999

42

Statutes Amendment and Repeal (Justice Portfolio) Act 1999

5.8.1999

Pt 4 (ss 11—24)—3.10.1999 (Gazette 23.9.1999 p1208)

2000

16

Children's Protection (Mandatory Reporting and Reciprocal Arrangements) Amendment Act 2000

1.6.2000

1.7.2000 (Gazette 29.6.2000 p3413)

2005

76

Children's Protection (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2005

8.12.2005

Pt 2 (ss 4, 5, 6(2)—(4), 8, 11, 17—19) & Sch 2—1.2.2006 (Gazette 19.1.2006 p237); ss 13—16—1.10.2006 (Gazette 21.9.2006 p3273); ss 6(1), 7, 9, 10 & 12—31.12.2006 (Gazette 14.12.2006 p4363)

2006

17

Statutes Amendment (New Rules of Civil Procedure) Act 2006

6.7.2006

Pt 15 (s 53)—4.9.2006 (Gazette 17.8.2006 p2831)

2008

3

Health Care Act 2008

13.3.2008

Sch 4 (cl 2)—1.7.2008 (Gazette 26.6.2008 p2563)

2009

65

Children's Protection (Implementation of Report Recommendations) Amendment Act 2009

10.12.2009

Pt 2 (ss 5(3)—(5), 6, 10—19)—31.12.2009 (Gazette 17.12.2009 p6349) except ss 4, 5(1), (2), 7—9 & 20—1.1.2011 (Gazette 29.7.2010 p3921)

2009

78

Statutes Amendment (Children's Protection) Act 2009

10.12.2009

Pt 2 (ss 4—6)—1.8.2010 (Gazette 17.6.2010 p3077)

2009

84

Statutes Amendment (Public Sector Consequential Amendments) Act 2009

10.12.2009

Pt 26 (ss 50—52)—1.2.2010 (Gazette 28.1.2010 p320)

2011

46

Education and Early Childhood Services (Registration and Standards) Act 2011

8.12.2011

Sch 3 (cl 3)—1.1.2012 (Gazette 15.12.2011 p4986)

2013

72

Children's Protection (Notification) Amendment Act 2013

5.12.2013

28.4.2014 (Gazette 13.2.2014 p885)

2013

87

Statutes Amendment (Assessment of Relevant History) Act 2013

5.12.2013

Pt 2 (ss 4, 5(1)—(3), (5)—(8), (10)—(16))—1.7.2014 (Gazette 13.2.2014 p887); ss 5(4), (9), 6 & 7—11.4.2015 (Gazette 11.12.2014 p6687)

2016

6

Youth Justice Administration Act 2016

17.3.2016

Sch 1 (cl 2)—1.12.2016 (Gazette 8.9.2016 p3677)

2016

15

Children's Protection (Implementation of Coroner's Recommendations) Amendment Act 2016

21.4.2016

28.4.2016 (Gazette 28.4.2016 p1284)

2016

32

Statutes Amendment (Youth Court) Act 2016

30.6.2016

Pt 5 (ss 20—22)—1.1.2017 (Gazette 8.12.2016 p4903)

2016

48

Children and Young People (Oversight and Advocacy Bodies) Act 2016

27.10.2016

Sch 1 (cll 2—4 & 12)—uncommenced

2017

35

Statutes Amendment (National Policing Information Systems and Services) Act 2017

22.8.2017

Pt 2 (s 3) & Sch 1 (cll 1 & 2)—22.8.2017

Provisions amended

New entries appear in bold.

Entries that relate to provisions that have been deleted appear in italics.

Provision

How varied

Commencement

Pt 1



s 2

omitted under Legislation Revision and Publication Act 2002

1.2.2006

s 3

substituted by 76/2005 s 4

1.2.2006


substituted by 15/2016 s 4

28.4.2016

s 4 before deletion by 15/2016

substituted by 76/2005 s 5

1.2.2006

s 4(5)

amended by 65/2009 s 4(1), (2)

1.1.2011

s 4

deleted by 15/2016 s 5

28.4.2016

s 5



s 5(a1)

inserted by 15/2016 s 6(1)

28.4.2016

s 5(2)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006


amended by 15/2016 s 6(2)

28.4.2016

s 6



s 6(1)



Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle

inserted by 65/2009 s 5(1)

1.1.2011

Aboriginal Child Placement Principle

inserted by 76/2005 s 6(1)

31.12.2006


deleted by 65/2009 s 5(2)

1.1.2011

alternative care

inserted by 76/2005 s 6(2)

1.2.2006

authorised police officer

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

Chief Executive

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

dentist

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

Department

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

drug

inserted by 15/2016 s 7(1)

28.4.2016

government organisation

inserted by 65/2009 s 5(3)

31.12.2009

licensed children's residential facility

inserted by 16/2000 s 3(a)

1.7.2000

medical practitioner

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

non-government organisation

inserted by 65/2009 s 5(4)

31.12.2009

pharmacist

inserted by 16/2000 s 3(b)

1.7.2000


amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

psychologist

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

Senior Judge

inserted by 68/1996 s 4

8.10.1996


deleted by 32/2016 s 20

1.1.2017

s 6(1a)

inserted by 65/2009 s 5(5)

31.12.2009

s 6(2)

amended by 76/2005 s 6(3), (4)

1.2.2006

s 6(3)

inserted by 16/2000 s 3(c)

1.7.2000

s 6(4)

inserted by 15/2016 s 7(2)

28.4.2016

Pt 2



heading

substituted by 76/2005 s 7

31.12.2006

Pt 2 Div 1



heading

inserted by 76/2005 s 7

31.12.2006

s 8



s 8(1)

s 8 amended and redesignated as s 8(1) by 76/2005 s 8(1)—(3)

1.2.2006

s 8(2)

inserted by 76/2005 s 8(3)

1.2.2006

s 8(3) and (4)

inserted by 65/2009 s 6

31.12.2009

Pt 2 Div 2

inserted by 76/2005 s 9

31.12.2006

s 8A

amended by 87/2013 s 4

1.7.2014

Pt 2 Div 3

inserted by 76/2005 s 9

31.12.2006

s 8B



s 8B(1)

substituted by 65/2009 s 7(1)

1.1.2011


amended by 87/2013 s 5(1)

1.7.2014

s 8B(2)

amended by 65/2009 s 7(2)

1.1.2011


amended by 87/2013 s 5(2)

1.7.2014

s 8B(3) and (4)

deleted by 65/2009 s 7(3)

1.1.2011

s 8B(5)

amended by 65/2009 s 7(4)

1.1.2011


amended by 87/2013 s 5(3)

1.7.2014

s 8B(6)

amended by 65/2009 s 7(5)

1.1.2011


amended by 87/2013 s 5(5)

1.7.2014


amended by 87/2013 s 5(4)

11.4.2015

s 8B(7)

substituted by 65/2009 s 7(6)

1.1.2011


amended by 87/2013 s 5(6)—(8)

1.7.2014


amended by 87/2013 s 5(10), (11)

1.7.2014


(f) deleted by 87/2013 s 5(12)

1.7.2014


amended by 87/2013 s 5(9)

11.4.2015

s 8B(8)



employment

amended by 65/2009 s 7(7)

1.1.2011


deleted by 87/2013 s 5(13)

1.7.2014

government organisation

deleted by 65/2009 s 7(8)

1.1.2011

managing authority

amended by 87/2013 s 5(14)

1.7.2014

non-government organisation

deleted by 65/2009 s 7(9)

1.1.2011

prescribed functions

amended by 65/2009 s 7(10), (11)

1.1.2011

prescribed position

substituted by 87/2013 s 5(15)

1.7.2014

relevant employment

deleted by 65/2009 s 7(12)

1.1.2011

relevant history

inserted by 87/2013 s 5(15)

1.7.2014

responsible authority

amended by 65/2009 s 7(13)

1.1.2011


substituted by 87/2013 s 5(15)

1.7.2014

s 8B(9) and (10)

inserted by 87/2013 s 5(16)

1.7.2014

s 8BA

inserted by 87/2013 s 6

11.4.2015

s 8BA(3)

amended by 35/2017 s 3(1)

22.8.2017

s 8BA(6)



ACC

inserted by 35/2017 s 3(2)

22.8.2017

CrimTrac

deleted by 35/2017 s 3(2)

22.8.2017

s 8C



s 8C(1)

amended by 65/2009 s 8(1)

1.1.2011

s 8C(1a)

inserted by 65/2009 s 8(2)

1.1.2011

s 8C(2)

amended by 65/2009 s 8(3)

1.1.2011

s 8C(3)

substituted by 65/2009 s 8(4)

1.1.2011

s 8C(4)

inserted by 65/2009 s 8(4)

1.1.2011


substituted by 87/2013 s 7

11.4.2015

s 8D

inserted by 65/2009 s 9

1.1.2011

Pt 2 Div 4

inserted by 15/2016 s 8

28.4.2016

Pt 3



s 9



s 9(2)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

Pt 4



Pt 4 Div 1



s 11



s 11(1)

amended by 42/1999 s 11(a)

3.10.1999


amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006


amended by 76/2005 s 10(1)

31.12.2006

s 11(2)

amended by 42/1999 s 11(b)

3.10.1999


amended by 16/2000 s 4(a)

1.7.2000


amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006


amended by 76/2005 s 10(2)—(4)

31.12.2006


amended by 65/2009 s 10(1)

31.12.2009

s 11(2a) and (2b)

inserted by 72/2013 s 4

28.4.2014

s 11(3)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 11(4)

deleted by 16/2000 s 4(b)

1.7.2000


inserted by 76/2005 s 10(5)

31.12.2006

s 11(5)

inserted by 76/2005 s 10(5)

31.12.2006

s 11(6)

inserted by 65/2009 s 10(2)

31.12.2009

s 13



s 13(2)

amended by 42/1999 s 12

3.10.1999

s 13(3)

amended by 17/2006 s 53(1), (2)

4.9.2006

s 13(4)

amended by 17/2006 s 53(3)

4.9.2006

s 13(5)

amended by 17/2006 s 53(4)

4.9.2006

s 14

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

Pt 4 Div 2



s 15

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 16 before substitution by 76/2005



s 16(2)

amended by 42/1999 s 13

3.10.1999

s 16

substituted by 76/2005 s 11

1.2.2006

s 16(1a)

inserted by 78/2009 s 4

1.8.2010

s 16(6)

inserted by 65/2009 s 11

31.12.2009

ss 17 and 18

deleted by 76/2005 s 11

1.2.2006

Pt 4 Div 3



s 19



s 19(1)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006


substituted by 76/2005 s 12

31.12.2006

s 19(1a)

inserted by 15/2016 s 9

28.4.2016

s 19(2), (4) and (5)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 19(6)

amended by 42/1999 s 14

3.10.1999

Pt 4 Div 4



s 20



s 20(1)

s 20 amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006


s 20 redesignated as s 20(1) by 76/2005 s 13

1.10.2006

s 20(1a)

inserted by 15/2016 s 10(1)

28.4.2016

s 20(2)

inserted by 76/2005 s 13

1.10.2006


substituted by 15/2016 s 10(2)

28.4.2016

s 20(3)

inserted by 15/2016 s 10(2)

28.4.2016

s 21



s 21(1)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006


amended by 76/2005 s 14(1)

1.10.2006

s 21(2)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006


amended by 76/2005 s 14(2)

1.10.2006

s 21(3)

amended by 32/2016 s 21

1.1.2017

s 21(4)

amended by 42/1999 s 15

3.10.1999

s 22



s 22(1)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 23



s 23(3)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 23(5)

amended by 42/1999 s 16

3.10.1999

s 24



s 24(1)

amended by 42/1999 s 17

3.10.1999

Pt 4 Div 5



s 26



s 26(1)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006


amended by 15/2016 s 11

28.4.2016

s 26(3) and (4)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

Pt 4 Div 6

inserted by 24/1995 s 5

27.4.1997

s 26B



s 26B(2)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

Pt 5



Pt 5 Div 1



s 27

substituted by 24/1995 s 6

1.5.1995

s 27(2a)

inserted by 15/2016 s 12

28.4.2016

s 29



s 29(1)

amended by 32/2016 s 22

1.1.2017

s 31

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006


amended by 46/2011 Sch 3 cl 3

1.1.2012

s 33



s 33(2)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

Pt 5 Div 2



s 37



s 37(1a)

inserted by 76/2005 s 15

1.10.2006

s 37(3)

inserted by 15/2016 s 13

28.4.2016

s 38



s 38(a1)

inserted by 15/2016 s 14(1)

28.4.2016

s 38(1)

amended by 16/2000 s 5

1.7.2000


amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006


amended by 76/2005 s 16(1)—(3)

1.10.2006


amended by 15/2016 s 14(2), (3)

28.4.2016

s 38(2)

substituted by 76/2005 s 16(4)

1.10.2006

s 38(2a)

inserted by 76/2005 s 16(4)

1.10.2006

s 38(4)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 39



s 39(1)

inserted by 15/2016 s 15

28.4.2016

s 39(2)

s 39 redesignated as s 39(2) by 15/2016 s 15

28.4.2016

s 41

deleted by 16/2000 s 6

1.7.2000

s 44

amended by 42/1999 s 18

3.10.1999

Pt 5 Div 3

inserted by 15/2016 s 16

28.4.2016

Pt 6



s 45



s 45(1)

substituted by 16/2000 s 7

1.7.2000

s 46



s 46(1)

amended by 16/2000 s 8(a)

1.7.2000


amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 46(2)

amended by 16/2000 s 8(b)

1.7.2000


amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 47

amended by 16/2000 s 9

1.7.2000


amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 47A

inserted by 16/2000 s 10

1.7.2000

s 48



s 48(1)

amended by 76/2005 s 17(1)

1.2.2006

s 48(3)

inserted by 76/2005 s 17(2)

1.2.2006

s 50

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

Pt 7



Pt 7 Div 1



heading

inserted by 78/2009 s 5

1.8.2010

s 51



s 51(2)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 52



s 52(1)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

Pt 7 Div 2

inserted by 78/2009 s 6

1.8.2010

Pt 7A

inserted by 76/2005 s 18

1.2.2006

heading

substituted by 65/2009 s 12

31.12.2009

Pt 7A Div 1



heading

inserted by 65/2009 s 12

31.12.2009

s 52A



s 52A(4)

amended by 65/2009 s 13(1)

31.12.2009

s 52A(5)—(7)

substituted by 65/2009 s 13(2)

31.12.2009

s 52A(8)

deleted by 65/2009 s 13(2)

31.12.2009

s 52AB

inserted by 65/2009 s 14

31.12.2009

s 52C



s 52C(1)

amended by 65/2009 s 15(1)

31.12.2009


amended by 6/2016 Sch 1 cl 2

1.12.2016

s 52C(4)

deleted by 65/2009 s 15(2)

31.12.2009

s 52CA

inserted by 65/2009 s 16

31.12.2009

s 52DA

inserted by 65/2009 s 17

31.12.2009

Pt 7A Divs 2—4

inserted by 65/2009 s 18

31.12.2009

Pt 7A

deleted by 48/2016 Sch 1 cl 2

uncommenced—not incorporated

Pt 7B

inserted by 76/2005 s 18

1.2.2006

s 52M

deleted by 84/2009 s 50

1.2.2010

s 52R

deleted by 84/2009 s 51

1.2.2010

Pt 7B

deleted by 48/2016 Sch 1 cl 3

uncommenced—not incorporated

Pt 7C

inserted by 76/2005 s 18

1.2.2006

s 52V



s 52V(3)

amended by 3/2008 Sch 4 cl 2

1.7.2008

Pt 7C

deleted by 48/2016 Sch 1 cl 4

uncommenced—not incorporated

Pt 8

substituted by 16/2000 s 11

1.7.2000

s 54



s 54(1)



child protection order

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 54A



s 54A(1)—(4)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 54B



s 54B(1)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 54C

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 54D



s 54D(1)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 54E



s 54E(1), (2) and (7)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 54F

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

ss 54H and 54I

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 54J



s 54J(1)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 54K



s 54K(1) and (2)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 54M



s 54M(1)—(3)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 54P



s 54P(1)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 54U

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 54V



s 54V(1) and (2)

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

Pt 9



s 55 before deletion by 76/2005



s 55(2)

amended by 24/1995 s 7(a)

1.5.1995

s 55(4)

amended by 24/1995 s 7(b)

1.5.1995

s 55

deleted by 76/2005 s 19

1.2.2006

s 56

amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 57



s 57(1)

amended by 16/2000 s 12

1.7.2000


amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 58



s 58(1)

amended by 42/1999 s 19

3.10.1999

s 58(2)

amended by 42/1999 s 19

3.10.1999


amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 59

amended by 42/1999 s 20

3.10.1999

s 59A

inserted by 42/1999 s 21

3.10.1999

s 60

amended by 42/1999 s 22

3.10.1999

s 61

amended by 42/1999 s 23

3.10.1999


amended by 76/2005 Sch 2

1.2.2006

s 62

deleted by 84/2009 s 52

1.2.2010

s 63



s 63(2)

amended by 42/1999 s 24

3.10.1999

s 63(3)

inserted by 65/2009 s 19

31.12.2009

Sch 1

inserted by 65/2009 s 20

1.1.2011

Transitional etc provisions associated with Act or amendments

Statutes Repeal and Amendment (Children's Protection and Young Offenders) Act 1993

3—Interpretation

In this Act—

commencement day means the day on which this Act comes into operation;

new legislation means—

(a) the Young Offenders Act 1993; and

(b) the Youth Court Act 1993;

former legislation means the Children's Protection and Young Offenders Act 1979.

20—Transitional provisions—in need of care proceedings

(1) Where a conference was held in respect of a child under section 12(1a) of the former legislation but no application had been made under that section in respect of the child before the commencement day, the Minister is not required to (but may if he or she thinks fit) hold a family care meeting in relation to the child before any proceedings are commenced under the Children's Protection Act 1993 in respect of the child, provided that those proceedings are commenced within one month of the commencement day.

(2) Where the Children's Court is continuing to hear and determine proceedings under Part 3 of the former legislation, the orders that the Court is empowered to make in relation to the child the subject of the proceedings are those that the Youth Court is empowered to make in similar proceedings under the Children's Protection Act 1993.

(3) An order in force under Part 3 of the former legislation immediately before the commencement day—

(a) remains in force, according to its terms; and

(b) will be taken to have been made by the Youth Court; and

(c) in the case of an order placing a child under the control of the Director-General empowering the Director-General to make decisions as to where the child will reside, will be taken to be an order granting custody of the child to the Minister.

(4) A child who was, immediately before the commencement day, being held in the custody of the Director-General under section 19 of the former legislation, may continue to be so held in accordance with that section, as if it were still in force.

Statutes Amendment (National Policing Information Systems and Services) Act 2017, Sch 1—Transitional provisions

1—Preliminary

In this Schedule—

ACC means the Australian Crime Commission established under the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 of the Commonwealth;

CrimTrac means the CrimTrac Agency established under the Public Service Act 1999 of the Commonwealth.

2—Transitional provision

A criminal history report prepared by CrimTrac or a CrimTrac accredited agency or broker will, for the purposes of section 8BA of the Children's Protection Act 1993 as in force after the commencement of Part 2 of this Act, be taken to be a criminal history report prepared by the ACC.

Historical versions

Reprint No 1—1.5.1995


Reprint No 2—8.10.1996


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