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​Searching Young People Policy

Youth Justice NSW (YJNSW) has a duty of care to both young people under their supervision and employees under the NSW Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

YJNSW also has responsibility under the Children (Detention Centres) Act, 1987 and the Children (Detention Centres) Regulation 2015, to maintain discipline and good order among young people, facilitate proper control and management of YJNSW centres and to protect the centre's safety and security.

Contraband and dangerous items that are illegally brought into a centre or court jeopardise the safety and security of the environment. In order to detect or prevent contraband from entering a centre or court, YJNSW employees may need to search young people, under well-defined circumstances and conditions.

Click here to view and/or download the Searching Young People Policy.