Part 7B of the Children’s Protection Act 1993 explains the responsibilities of the Council for the Care of Children:

  • advising government about the rights and interests of children and young people
  • reporting to government about the wellbeing of children and young people, the services to support them, and the ways in which they are helped to reach their full potential
  • looking at the Children’s Protection Act 1993 and the Family and Community Services Act 1972 to make sure that they are meeting children and young people’s needs
  • promoting the safe care of all children and young people, and in particular:
  • reporting to the Minister for Education and Child Development on:
  • environments which are safe for children and young people
  • raising community awareness of children’s and young peoples issues
  • research priorities in relation to children and young people.