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209 .         Intervention in child abuse cases — FLA s. 92A

        (1)         This section applies to proceedings under this Act in which it has been alleged that a child has been abused or is at risk of being abused.

        (2)         Each of the following persons is entitled to intervene in the proceedings referred to in subsection (1) —

            (a)         a guardian of the child;

            (b)         a parent of the child with whom the child lives;

            (c)         a person with whom the child is to live under a parenting order;

            (d)         a person who has parental responsibility for the child under a parenting order;

            (e)         any other person responsible for the child’s care, welfare and development;

            (f)         the CEO;

            (g)         a person who is alleged to have abused the child or from whom the child is alleged to be at risk of abuse.

        (3)         If a person intervenes under this section in proceedings the person is, unless the court hearing the proceedings otherwise orders, to be treated as a party to the proceedings with all the rights, duties and liabilities of a party.

        [Section 209 amended: No. 34 of 2004 Sch. 2 cl. 10(7); No. 35 of 2006 s. 167.]

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