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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 150

Review of placements effected by order of Children's Court

150 Review of placements effected by order of Children's Court

(1) For the purpose of determining whether the safety, welfare and well-being of a child or young person who has been placed in out-of-home care by an order of the Children's Court is being promoted by the placement, the designated agency having responsibility for the placement of the child or young person is to conduct a review of the placement in accordance with this section.
(2) A review is to be conducted:
(a) in the case of a child or young person who is in out-of-home care pursuant to an interim order of the Children's Court--within 4 months after the interim order is made, and
(b) in the case of a child or young person who is in out-of-home care pursuant to a final order of the Children's Court:
(i) in the case of a child of less than 2 years of age--within 2 months after the final order is made and thereafter within every period of 12 months after the final order is made, or
(ii) in the case of a child of not less than 2 years of age--within 4 months after the final order is made and thereafter within every period of 12 months after the final order is made, and
(c) after the death of a parent or the authorised carer, and
(d) after an unplanned change of placement.
(3) Subsection (2) does not prevent the conduct of more frequent reviews.
(4) A review is to be conducted in accordance with guidelines prepared by the Children's Guardian.
(6) Despite subsection (1), a review may be conducted at any time by the Children's Guardian.



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