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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 46
Emergency care and protection orders
46 Emergency care and protection orders
(1) The Children's Court may make an order for the emergency care and
protection of a child or young person if it is satisfied that the child or
young person is at risk of serious harm.
(2) The order, while in force,
places the child or young person in the care responsibility of the Secretary
or the person specified in the order.
(3) The order has effect for a maximum
period of 14 days, unless the order is extended in accordance with subsection
(4) An order under this section may, while the order remains in force,
be extended once only for a further maximum period of 14 days.
(5) If an
application is made for the extension of an order under this section before
the order expires, the order remains in force until the Children's Court makes
a final determination on the application, even if that occurs after the
original expiry date.
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