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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 25

Pre-natal reports

25 Pre-natal reports

A person who has reasonable grounds to suspect, before the birth of a child, that the child may be at risk of significant harm after his or her birth may make a report to the Secretary.

The intentions of this section are:
(a) to allow assistance and support to be provided to an expectant parent to reduce the likelihood that the parent's child, when born, will need to be placed in out-of-home care, and
(b) to provide early information that a child who is not yet born may be at risk of significant harm subsequent to his or her birth, and
(c) in conjunction with section 23 (f) and section 27, to provide for mandatory reporting if there are reasonable grounds to believe that the child is at risk of significant harm subsequent to his or her birth.



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