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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 56

Matters for consideration in making an assessment order

56 Matters for consideration in making an assessment order

(1) In considering whether to make an assessment order, the Children's Court is to have regard to the following:
(a) whether the proposed assessment is likely to provide relevant information that is unlikely to be obtained elsewhere,
(b) whether any distress the assessment is likely to cause the child or young person will be outweighed by the value of the information that might be obtained,
(c) any distress already caused to the child or young person by any previous assessment undertaken for the same or another purpose,
(d) any other matter the Children's Court considers relevant.
(2) In making an assessment order, the Children's Court must ensure that a child or young person is not subjected to unnecessary assessment.



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