1.1.G.13 Giving notice (ACCS (child wellbeing))

Definition

The act of an approved provider (1.1.A.90) notifying an 'appropriate state or territory body' that a child in their care is considered 'at risk' for the purpose of ACCS (child wellbeing).

An approved provider must give notice:

  • within 6 weeks from an ACCS (child wellbeing) certificate coming into effect, or
  • before applying to Centrelink for an ACCS (child wellbeing) determination.

The provider does not need to give notice if:

  • the provider gave an appropriate state or territory body a notice in relation to the child less than 6 weeks prior to giving the certificate or applying for the determination, or
  • the provider was notified of the risk by an appropriate state or territory agency that deals with matters relating to the welfare of children, or
  • the certificate was cancelled.

Act reference: FA(Admin)Act section 204K Notice to State/Territory body of child at risk of serious abuse or neglect

Policy reference: FA Guide 2.8.1.30 ACCS (child wellbeing) - Certificates, 2.8.1.40 ACCS (child wellbeing) - Determinations, 2.8.1.60 ACCS (child wellbeing) - Giving Notice

Last reviewed: 2 July 2018