Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 No 157
30 Director-General’s investigations and
On receipt of a report that a child or young person is suspected
of being at risk of significant harm:
(a) the Director-General is to make such investigations and assessment
as the Director-General considers necessary to determine whether the child or
young person is at risk of significant harm, or
(b) the Director-General may decide to take no further action if, on
the basis of the information provided, the Director-General considers that
there is insufficient reason to believe that the child or young person is at
risk of significant harm.
Note. Under section 248, the Director-General may direct certain bodies,
including the NSW Police Force, a government department or agency, a public
authority, a school, a local health district and a hospital to furnish the
Director-General with information concerning the safety, welfare and
well-being of a child or young person.