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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 21

Request for assistance by parent of child or young person or by funded non-government agency

21 Request for assistance by parent of child or young person or by funded non-government agency

(1) A parent of a child or young person may seek assistance from the Secretary in order to obtain services that will enable the child or young person to remain in, or return to, the care of his or her family.
(2) Without limiting subsection (1), a non-government agency in receipt of government funding may, on behalf of a child or young person in respect of whom the agency provides services in accordance with the agreement under which it receives that funding, seek assistance from the Secretary in order to obtain other services for the child or young person.
Under section 113, a parent, child or young person, or any other person may also ask the Secretary for assistance:
(a) if there is a serious or persistent conflict between the parents and the child or young person of such a nature that the safety, welfare or well-being of the child or young person is in jeopardy, or
(b) if the parents are unable to provide adequate supervision for the child or young person to such an extent that the safety, welfare or well-being of the child or young person is in jeopardy.
Requests for assistance in these circumstances are dealt with in accordance with Part 1 of Chapter 7.



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