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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 234

Reasons for removal and other information to be given to certain persons

234 Reasons for removal and other information to be given to certain persons

(1) A person who removes a child or young person from any premises or place under this Act must cause notice of:
(a) the person's name and the nature of his or her authority, and
(b) the reasons for which the child or young person is being removed from the premises or place, and
(c) the fact that the law authorises the person to remove the child or young person from the premises or place, and
(d) what is likely to happen in relation to the care and protection of the child or young person as a consequence of his or her being removed from the premises or place,
to be given to the person (if any) on the premises or at the place who appears to the person to have the care responsibility of the child or young person for the time being and, in the case of a child who is of or above the age of 10 years or a young person, to the child or young person.
(2) Any such notice may be given verbally at the time the child or young person is removed from the premises or place.
(3) However, if verbal notice is given, the person must cause written notice to be given as soon as practicable after the child or young person is removed.
(4) In giving such notice to a child or young person, the person must do so in language and in a manner the child or young person can understand having regard to his or her development and the circumstances.
(5) At the time the child or young person is removed from the premises or place, the person must, in the case of a child who is of or above the age of 10 years or a young person:
(a) inform the child or young person that he or she may choose to contact any person, and
(b) ensure that the child or young person is given a reasonable opportunity and appropriate assistance to contact any such person.



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