Reviews of decisions made under the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 (SA)

From 26 February 2018, SACAT will have a review jurisdiction under the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 (SA). This will enable reviews of certain decisions made by the Chief Executive after they have been internally reviewed within the Department for Child Protection.

Types of Decisions that can be reviewed by SACAT

SACAT can review the following decisions of the Chief Executive:

  • Providing information to approved carers and to the child or young person
  • Involving approved carers in the decision-making process about the child or young person
  • Relating to voluntary custody agreements.

The decision must first be internally reviewed within the Department for Child Protection before it can be reviewed by SACAT.

Applications of this kind will be handled by SACAT’s Administrative & Disciplinary Stream.

SACAT’s expanding jurisdiction - February 2018

On Thursday 22 February 2018, SACAT will be conferred jurisdiction by the Statutes Amendment (SACAT No 2) Act 2017 under the following acts:

On Monday 26 February 2018, SACAT will be conferred jurisdiction by the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017.

Under these changes, SACAT will be conferred jurisdiction to review decisions made by different decision-makers. For more information about each new jurisdiction, please visit the SACAT website: www.sacat.sa.gov.au

Applications of this kind will be handled by SACAT’s Administrative & Disciplinary Stream.

Further jurisdiction under the No 2 Act will be conferred on SACAT at a later stage.

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