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Review of care plan

    (1)     The CEO must conduct regular reviews of the plan as follows:

    (a)     the first review must be conducted within 2 months after the child is first taken into the CEO's care;

    (b)     a review must be conducted again every 6 months afterwards.

    (2)     In addition, the CEO must conduct a review of the plan immediately after any of the following:

    (a)     the death of a parent of the child;

    (b)     the death of the carer of the child;

    (c)     a change of the placement arrangement for the child;

    (d)     an extension or variation of a court order mentioned in section  69 (b) that relates to the child.

    (3)     This section does not prevent a review of the plan at other times.

    (4)     In conducting a review, the CEO must have regard to the views expressed by any of the following persons:

    (a)     the child;

    (b)     a parent of the child;

    (c)     the carer of the child;

    (d)     any other person considered by the CEO to have a direct and significant interest in the wellbeing of the child.

    (5)     The CEO must:

    (a)     prepare a report of the review, and if the CEO considers it appropriate to do so – give a copy of the report to any of those persons; and

    (b)     keep a record of the review and a copy of the report.

    (6)     For this section, a review of a care plan includes a review of the operation and effectiveness of the plan.

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