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Parents etc to be told if children and young people under restraint

    (1)     If a police officer takes a child or young person under restraint, the police officer must promptly take all reasonable steps to tell a responsible person about the restraint (whether or not the person lives in the ACT).

    (2)     In this section:

"responsible person" means—

        (a)     a parent of the child or young person; or

        (b)     if no parent of the child or young person has parental responsibility for the child or young person—someone else who has daily care responsibility, or long-term care responsibility, for the child or young person.

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