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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 155

Reports and reviews of supported out-of-home care

155 Reports and reviews of supported out-of-home care

(1) This section applies in relation to a child or young person in respect of whom supported out-of-home care is provided under section 153.
(2) The authorised carer of the child or young person must submit a self-assessment report to the designated agency having supervisory responsibility for the child or young person, at least once in every period of 12 months that the child or young person is placed in the supported out-of-home care with the authorised carer.
(3) The self-assessment report is to address any matters that may be required by the designated agency (including verification that the child or young person resides with the authorised carer and of the need for on-going provision of support).
(4) The designated agency must conduct a review concerning the child or young person:
(a) if the authorised carer dies, within 21 days after the death, and
(b) before a planned change of placement, and
(c) within 21 days after an unplanned change of placement.
(5) A review, in considering the needs of the child or young person, is to have regard to the following:
(a) the legal status of the child or young person,
(b) the issues that need to be addressed while the child or young person is in supported out-of-home care, what is to be done and who is to undertake responsibility,
(c) the responsibilities of all parties concerning care,
(d) any special requirements of the child or young person relating to culture, language, religion or disability,
(e) the appropriateness of making a care application.
(6) At the conclusion of a review, the designated agency is to determine:
(a) whether restoration of the child or young person to family care is possible and, if not, how the parenting needs of the child or young person are to be met, and
(b) whether a care application should be made to provide for the reallocation of parental responsibility in relation to the child or young person.



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