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

Refusal to disclose information concerning placement

149I Refusal to disclose information concerning placement

(1) Despite section 149C, a designated agency must refuse to disclose information concerning placement under this Division, or must impose conditions on the disclosure, if it believes on reasonable grounds that the disclosure of the information would adversely affect the safety, welfare or well-being of:
(a) the child or young person concerned, or
(b) an authorised carer of that child or young person, or
(c) any member of the family or household of the authorised carer of that child or young person.
(2) If a designated agency decides to refuse to disclose information concerning placement under this Division, it must give written notification of the decision:
(a) to the parents of the child or young person, and
(b) to any other person who is significant to the child or young person and who has made a written request for the information.
(3) For the purposes of deciding whether or not to refuse to disclose information concerning placement, or to disclose such information subject to conditions, the designated agency must have regard to:
(a) the wishes of the child or young person concerned, and
(b) any guidelines prepared by the Children's Guardian (as referred to in section 149D (b)).



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