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CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN ACT 2007 (NO 37 OF 2007) - SECT 267

Notification of initial assessment

    (1)     As soon as practicable after making a decision under section 266 , the Commissioner must notify the complainant of the decision and the reasons for the decision.

    (2)     In addition, if the Commissioner decides not to deal with the complaint, the Commissioner:

    (a)     must notify each of the following of the decision:

        (i)     each responsible service provider relating to the complaint; and

        (ii)     the Chief Executive Officer of each responsible Agency; and

    (b)     may notify each responsible Minister of the decision if the Commissioner considers it appropriate to do so; and

    (c)     if the Commissioner decides not to deal with the complaint after starting to investigate the complaint – must give a report about the investigation to each person notified under paragraph (a) or (b).

    (3)     In this section:

"responsible Minister", for the complaint, means the Minister who has administrative responsibilities for:

    (a)     an Agency (a responsible Agency ) directly or indirectly responsible for providing, or funding or administering the funding of, any required services relating to the complaint; or

    (b)     a responsible service provider relating to the complaint.



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