Children and Young People (Drug Testing) Standards 2008 - Australian Capital Territory


You may be required to comply with this standard if you operate a care service or are holding 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; and
  • Provision of results.

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

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Children and Young People Act 2008 ACT

Administering agency

Community Services Directorate

Office for Children, Youth and Family Support

Contact details

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General Enquiries

Office for Children, Youth and Family Support

Community Services Directorate

Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 132281
Fax: 02 62057187