For tailored fact sheets and other information see also our Young People pages here.
Generally, a child is a person under 18 years of age.
There are five main State Acts that specifically deal with children.
To locate topic based information, please use the table below.
|parental responsibilities||Children and Young People, Child Protection, Parental rights and duties|
|physical discipline||Children and Young People, Child Protection, Physical discipline|
|legal age to babysit||Children and Young People, Child Protection, Legal age to babysit|
|leaving home||Children and Young People, Child Protection, Leaving home|
|medical treatment||Medical Treatment and Related Issues, Children under 16 years|
|Criminal and Traffic Offences, Tattooing, body modification and body piercing|
|taking or defending legal action||Court - Suing and Being Sued, Children and civil claims|
|parental liability||Accidents and Injuries, Children and negligence|
|Children and Young People, Young Offenders|
|cyber stalking and cyber bullying||Criminal and Traffic Offences, Stalking, cyber stalking and cyber bullying|
|graffiti||Criminal and Traffic Offences, Graffiti|
|victims of crime||Victims of Crime, Children and young people|
|child sexual assault||Criminal and Traffic Offences, Child sexual assault|
|entering into contracts||Consumers - Contracts and Credit, Who can make a contract|
|employment||Employment, Young Workers|
|driving||Criminal and Traffic Offences, Driver's Licences, Learner's Permit|
|sex and relationships||Children and Young People, Sex and relationships|
|alcohol, tobacco and other drugs||Children and Young People, Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs|
|gambling||Children and Young People, Gambling|
|weapons||Children and Young People, Weapons|
|education||Children and Young People, Education|
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