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CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN ACT 2007 (NO 37 OF 2007) - SECT 61

Seizure

    (1)     An authorised officer may seize anything found on or with the child if the officer reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent the child from:

    (a)     being harmed; or

    (b)     harming others.

    (2)     The officer may do so by using any reasonable force or assistance.

    (3)     An authorised officer (other than a police officer) who seizes a thing mentioned in section 60 (2)(a), (b) or (c) must, as soon as practicable after seizing the thing, deliver it to a police officer.

    (4)     An authorised officer may, in accordance with the regulations, destroy or otherwise dispose of anything seized under this section to prevent the child from:

    (a)     being harmed; or

    (b)     harming others.



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