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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 151

Making of temporary care arrangements

151 Making of temporary care arrangements

(1) The Secretary may make a temporary care arrangement in respect of a child or young person if the child or young person is, in the opinion of the Secretary, in need of care and protection.
(2) The Secretary:
(a) has the care responsibility of a child or young person who is the subject of a temporary care arrangement, and
(b) may delegate that care responsibility only to an authorised carer.
(3) The Secretary must not, in the case of a child, make a temporary care arrangement in respect of the child unless:
(a) a parent of the child consents to the arrangement and a permanency plan involving restoration is in place in relation to the child, or
(b) the parents of the child are, in the opinion of the Secretary, incapable of consenting to the arrangement.
(4) The regulations may make provision for or with respect to temporary care arrangements under this Division.



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