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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 138

Persons who may arrange for provision of statutory or supported out-of-home care

138 Persons who may arrange for provision of statutory or supported out-of-home care

(1) Arrangements for the provision of statutory or supported out-of-home care may be made only by:
(a) a designated agency, or
(b) the Children's Guardian.
(2) A person, other than a designated agency or the Children's Guardian:
(a) who places or arranges for the placement of a child or young person in statutory or supported out-of-home care, or
(b) who advertises or holds himself, herself or itself out as being willing to place or arrange for the placement of a child or young person in statutory or supported out-of-home care,
is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty (subsection (2)): 200 penalty units.
Note : An offence against subsection (2) committed by a corporation is an executive liability offence attracting executive liability for a director or other person involved in the management of the corporation--see section 258.



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