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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 14

Records relating to Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders

14 Records relating to Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders

(1) All records made within the Department relating to the placement in statutory or supported out-of-home care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young persons are to be kept permanently.
(2) If an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander child or young person has been placed in statutory or supported out-of-home care:
(a) the child or young person, and
(b) a birth or adoptive parent of the child or young person, and
(c) a person authorised in writing by the child, young person or parent,
is entitled to have access, in accordance with the regulations, to all records kept by the Department that relate to the placement.
(4) Subsection (2) does not confer a right or entitlement to information that is subject to Chapter 8 of the Adoption Act 2000 .
(5) The regulations may make provision for or with respect to the keeping of and access to records to which this section applies.



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