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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 156A

Provision of voluntary out-of-home care

156A Provision of voluntary out-of-home care

(1) A child or young person must not remain in voluntary out-of-home care for more than a total of 90 days in any period of 12 months unless the care is:
(a) provided by or supervised by a designated agency, or
(b) supervised by the Children's Guardian.
(2) A child or young person must not remain in voluntary out-of-home care for more than a total of 180 days in any period of 12 months unless the designated agency responsible for providing or supervising the care of the child or young person, or the Children's Guardian, has ensured that a plan has been prepared that meets the needs of the child or young person under the arrangement.
(3) A child or young person is, for the purposes of Parts 2 and 3 of Chapter 3, taken to be at risk of significant harm if:
(a) the child or young person remains in voluntary out-of-home care in contravention of subsection (1) or (2), and
(b) the Children's Guardian has determined, in accordance with any guidelines issued by the Secretary for the purposes of this section, that the contravention is significant.
(4) The Children's Guardian is to formulate intake procedures and procedures relating to assessments and inter-agency co-ordination in order to ensure:
(a) that children and young persons are not placed in voluntary out-of-home care if adequate services can be provided to enable them to remain with their families, and
(b) that proper case planning occurs for all children and young persons placed in voluntary out-of-home care.



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