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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 149E

Consent of authorised carer to disclosure of high level identification information

149E Consent of authorised carer to disclosure of high level identification information

(1) Except as provided by this section (and despite section 149C), a designated agency must not disclose high level identification information concerning the placement of a child or young person unless:
(a) the designated agency has contacted the authorised carer of the child or young person concerned and requested the consent of that authorised carer to the disclosure, and
(b) the authorised carer has consented in writing to the disclosure.
(2) The information may be disclosed even though the authorised carer of the child or young person concerned has refused to consent to the disclosure, or has not consented to the disclosure within 28 days after being requested to do so under this section, if the designated agency:
(a) believes on reasonable grounds that the disclosure will not pose any risk to the safety, welfare or well-being of:
(i) the child or young person concerned, or
(ii) the authorised carer of the child or young person, or
(iii) any member of the family or household of the authorised carer of the child or young person, and
(b) complies with sections 149F and 149G.



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