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Children and young people

Children and young people

The Law Handbook is a practical guide to understanding the law in NSW and the new 13th edition is just out. It is available online, free and in full text from the Find Legal Answers website. Print copies are available for loan - ask at your local NSW public library.

Chapter 8 of the Handbook is on Children and young people and covers:

  • children and criminal law
  • children and police
  • Young Offenders Act (NSW)
  • criminal proceedings
  • Children’s Court (NSW)
  • criminal records
  • care and protection of children and young people
  • adoption
  • schooling
  • leaving home
  • change of name
  • age of consent
  • tattoos and piercing
  • alcohol and tobacco.
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