The Protecting and Supporting Children (Information Sharing) Act

The act (law) allows government departments, organizations and others who provide services to at-risk and vulnerable children to collect, use and share personal information, including personal health information, about supported children and their parents or legal guardians. Personal information can be shared without consent, only when it is in the best interests of a supported child. The act also enables government to collect information for the purpose of conducting research, planning services and evaluating programs related to children and families.

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NOTE:  The use of the word “act” throughout this website refers to The Protecting and Supporting  Children (Information Sharing) Act.

NOTE:  This website is not intended to provide legal advice and is not to be used as a substitute for legal advice. If there are any differences between this website and the act, the act will be taken as correct.