Children and Young People (Drug Testing) Standards - Australian Capital Territory


You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to:

  • operate a care service
  • hold a child or young person under a care and protection or interim care and protection order.

This standard must be complied with if you are providing care to someone aged between 0 and 18 who is required to undertake mandatory drug testing.

The standard sets out guidelines for undertaking drug testing on children; including the process for:

  • taking samples
  • provision of results.

Please note that there are also standards under the national system which require your compliance.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Children and Young People (Drug Testing) Standards - PDF (Opens in new window)
Comply All Children and Youth Protection Services Drug Testing Practice Guide - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Children and Young People Act 2008 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Children and Young People Regulation 2009 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Community Services Directorate

Office of Children, Youth and Family Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.