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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 171

Removal of children and young persons from unauthorised out-of-home care

171 Removal of children and young persons from unauthorised out-of-home care

(1) If:
(a) a child or young person resides:
(i) in statutory or supported out-of-home care that is not authorised by this Act, or
(ii) with an authorised carer who is in breach of the carer's authorisation, and
(b) the Secretary requests a person responsible for the child or young person to remove the child or young person from the statutory or supported out-of-home care, and
(c) the child or young person is not removed from the statutory or supported out-of-home care immediately,
the child or young person is taken to be a child or young person in need of care and protection.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to or in respect of a child or young person who is related to the person who has the care of the child or young person in the statutory or supported out-of-home care.



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