(1) The CEO may take a child into provisional protection if:
(a) the CEO reasonably believes:
(i) the child is in need of protection; and
(ii) the provisional protection is urgently needed to safeguard the wellbeing of the child; and
(b) no protection order or temporary protection order is in force for the child.
Examples of urgency for subsection (1)(a)(ii)
1 The child is likely to suffer from harm or exploitation if the child is left at the place where the child is found.
2 A parent of the child is likely to remove the child from the child's usual place of residence to prevent access to the child by authorised officers after becoming aware of a proposed application for a protection order for the child.
(2) The CEO may take the child into provisional protection whether or not an assessment order for the child is in force.