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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 94

Expedition and adjournments

94 Expedition and adjournments

(1) All matters before the Children's Court are to proceed as expeditiously as possible in order to minimise the effect of the proceedings on the child or young person and his or her family and to finalise decisions concerning the long-term placement of the child or young person.
(2) For this purpose, the Children's Court is to set a timetable for each matter taking into account the age and developmental needs of the child or young person.
(3) The Children's Court may give such directions as it considers appropriate to ensure that the timetable is kept.
(4) The Children's Court should avoid the granting of adjournments to the maximum extent possible and must not grant an adjournment unless it is of the opinion that:
(a) it is in the best interests of the child or young person to do so, or
(b) there is some other cogent or substantial reason to do so.



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