2.8.1.60 ACCS (child wellbeing) - Giving Notice

Summary

This topic describes circumstances in which an approved provider (1.1.A.90) is required to give notice to an appropriate state or territory body (1.1.A.75) in relation to a child 'at risk' (1.1.A.110).

Giving notice

Regardless if a certificate (1.1.C.15) is given or an application for a determination (1.1.D.78) is made, the approved provider must meet the 'giving notice' (1.1.G.13) requirement.

This means that an approved provider must give notice to an appropriate state or territory body in relation to the child:

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

The approved provider does not need to give notice if:

  • the approved provider gave notice to an appropriate state or territory body in relation to the child less than 6 weeks prior to giving the certificate or applying for the determination, or
  • the child was referred to the provider by an appropriate state or territory body noting that the child was 'at risk'.

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) - Determination

Last reviewed: 2 July 2018