Child Protection and the law

Child Protection and the law

Gain a better understanding of child protection processes your client may be going through and learn strategies to support clients involved with child protection. An experienced child protection lawyer will show you how to provide accurate and timely legal advice on child protection matters to your client, including your client’s rights and responsibilities.

You will learn:

  • Overview of the Children Youth and Families Act, including:
    • Legislative basis for removal of children
    • Best interests of the children
    • Different types of Orders
    • Time limits that may affect your client
  • The process of a child protection matter through the Children’s Court
  • How family violence, family law and child protection orders interact
  • How to discuss child protection issues appropriately, particularly when clients may have additional barriers to justice
  • Practical tips to represent and work with adult clients who are involved with child protection
Who is this for?

Community legal centre lawyers who wish to gain a better understanding of child protection matters


In person training, held in Melbourne CBD.
This training runs across 1 full day 9:30-4:30.




“I now feel confident to advise clients more thoroughly regarding child protection.”

‘’Excellent practical knowledge and the experience of the facilitators made the day very engaging’’

Upcoming dates

Please email [email protected] to register for the November training.


Child Protection and the Law

Child Protection and the Law

Melbourne CBD


19 June

13 & 14 Nov

9:30am – 4:00pm

9:30 – 1:00pm

Our office is closed

We will reopen at 9am Monday 8 January 2024.


You can contact Victoria Legal Aid for legal support or Safe Steps for family violence support. 


Our duty lawyer services will continue during this period. Please contact your local court if you need legal help at court.


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