Children’s Court Proceedings

Children’s Court Proceedings

Children’s Court Proceedings

The Children’s Court of NSW is a special court that deals with cases involving children and young people.
The court has jurisdiction to hear and determine cases related to:
  • the care and protection of children and young people aged under 18 years
  • criminal offending involving people who were aged under 18 at the time of the alleged offence
  • traffic cases where the defendant is not old enough to hold a driver’s licence or permit
  • applications for Apprehended Violence Orders where the defendant is aged under 18
  • applications for Compulsory Schooling Orders where a child or young person has not been attending school
  • breaches of parole and the eligibility of children and young people for release on parole.
The role of the Children’s Court is to ensure that the best interests of children and young people are paramount to any proceedings.
The court only deals with children and young people. If an adult – a parent, for example – is charged with a crime against a child, they go to a different court.
Greenfield Lawyers have an experienced legal team who firmly examine every case and put appropriate approaches to meet the favourable verdict for our clients. With our best of law practices, our clients get the proper legal assistance to strongly represent their case in the proceedings.