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CHILDREN, YOUNG PERSONS AND THEIR FAMILIES ACT 1997

- Act 28 of 1997
- Royal Assent 5 November 1997

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 - Preliminary

   1.      1. Short title
   2.      2. Commencement
   3.      3. Interpretation
   4.      4. Meaning of "at risk"
   5.      5. Responsibilities and powers of guardian
   6.      6. Responsibilities and powers of person who has custody
   7.      7. Object
   8.      8. International conventions
   9.      9. 
   10.     10. Determining age

   PART 1A - Principles to be Observed in Dealing with Children

   10A.    10A. Principles
   10B.    10B. Responsibility of Government
   10C.    10C. Role of child's family
   10D.    10D. Treating child with respect
   10E.    10E. Best interests of child
   10F.    10F. Child participation
   10G.    10G. Aboriginal children

   PART 2 - Care agreements

   11.     11. Voluntary care agreement
   12.     12. Termination of care agreement

   PART 3 - Informing of concern about abuse or neglect

   13.     13. Responsibility to prevent abuse or neglect or certain
           behaviour
   14.     14. Informing of concern about abuse or neglect or certain
           behaviour
   15.     15. 
   16.     16. Confidentiality of person informing of knowledge, belief or
           suspicion of abuse or neglect or certain behaviour
   17.     17. Secretary not obliged to take action in certain circumstances
   17A.    17A. Secretary may refer risk notification

   PART 4 - Assessments Division 1 - Assessments by Secretary

   18.     18. Assessment by Secretary
   19.     19. Assistance by police officer
   20.     20. Power to require child to be taken for assessment
   21.     21. Power of Secretary to have short-term custody

           Division 2 - Assessment orders

   22.     22. Assessment order
   23.     23. Restraint order
   24.     24. Variation or discharge of assessment order
   25.     25. Limited adjournment only
   26.     26. Interim assessment order on adjournment
   27.     27. Restraint order on adjournment
   28.     28. Effect of appeal against assessment order or interim
           assessment order

           Division 3 - Examination and assessment of children

   29.     29. Examination and assessment of child

   PART 5 - Children in need of care and protection Division 1 -
   Family group conferences

   30.     30. Family group conference held in certain circumstances
   31.     31. Purpose of family group conference
   32.     32. Convening family group conference
   33.     33. Constitution of and attendance at family group conference
   34.     34. Procedure at family group conference
   35.     35. Power of facilitator to appoint child's advocate
   36.     36. Finalising family group conference
   37.     37. Action by Secretary after family group conference
   38.     38. Effect of approving recommended arrangements
   39.     39. Review of arrangements for care and protection of child
   40.     40. Publication of discussion at, and reports on, family group
           conference
   41.     41. Members of immediate family whose whereabouts are unknown

           Division 2 - Care and protection orders

   42.     42. Care and protection order
   43.     43. Restraint order
   44.     44. Extension of care and protection order
   45.     45. Limited adjournment only
   46.     46. Interim care and protection order on adjournment
   47.     47. Restraint order on adjournment
   48.     48. Variation, revocation, suspension and end of care and
           protection order or interim care and protection order
   49.     49. Effect of and limitations on care and protection order or
           interim care and protection order
   50.     50. Non-compliance with order
   51.     51. Right of other interested persons to be heard
   52.     52. Conference of parties
   53.     53. Review of arrangements for care and protection of child

   PART 5A - Information sharing

   53A.    53A. Interpretation
   53B.    53B. Secretary and information-sharing entities may provide
           information

   PART 5B - Community-Based Intake Service

   53C.    53C. Interpretation
   53D.    53D. Community-Based Intake Service
   53E.    53E. Functions of a Community-Based Intake Service
   53F.    53F. CBIS guidelines

   PART 6 - Procedural matters

   54.     54. Matters Court must consider
   55.     55. 
   56.     56. Allowing opportunity for child to express wishes
   57.     57. How views of child are expressed
   58.     58. Children not required to express views
   59.     59. Court orders for separate representation of child
   60.     60. Order that child be made available for examination
   61.     61. Order that report be made
   62.     62. Court may refer a matter to a family group conference
   63.     63. Evidence
   64.     64. Parties to application
   65.     65. Service of applications on parties
   66.     66. Hearings in absence of a party
   67.     67. Joinder of parties
   68.     68. Orders for costs

   PART 7 - Children under guardianship or in custody of secretary

   69.     69. Powers and duties of Secretary in relation to children under
           guardianship or in custody of Secretary generally
   70.     70. Power of Secretary to consent to adoption of child
   71.     71. Review of circumstances of child under long-term guardianship
           of Secretary
   72.     72. Dealing with child's estate as guardian
   73.     73. Maintenance of child
   74.     74. Contribution order
   75.     75. Contribution agreement

   PART 8 - Interstate transfers of child protection order, &c.

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   76.     76. Interpretation of Part 8

           Division 2 - Transfer of child protection orders Subdivision 1 -
           Types of transfer

   77.     77. Types of transfer
           Subdivision 2 - Transfer by Secretary
   77A.    77A. When Secretary may transfer order
   77B.    77B. Persons whose consent is required to transfer order
   77C.    77C. Secretary to have regard to certain matters
   77D.    77D. Notification to child and his or her parents
   77E.    77E. Review of decision
   77F.    77F. Decision of Court on review
           Subdivision 3 - Transfer by Court
   77G.    77G. Secretary may apply to Court to transfer order
   77H.    77H. When Court may make order
   77I.    77I. Service of application
   77J.    77J. Type of order
   77K.    77K. Court to have regard to certain matters
   77L.    77L. Duty of Secretary to inform Court of certain matters
   77M.    77M. Appeals

           Division 3 - Transfer of child protection proceedings

   77N.    77N. When Court may make order under this Division
   77O.    77O. Service of application
   77P.    77P. Court to have regard to certain matters
   77Q.    77Q. Interim order
   77R.    77R. Appeals

           Division 4 - Registration

   77S.    77S. Filing and registration of interstate documents
   77T.    77T. Notification by appropriate registrar
   77U.    77U. Effect of registration
   77V.    77V. Revocation of registration

           Division 5 - Miscellaneous

   77W.    77W. Effect of registration of transferred home order
   77X.    77X. Transfer of Court file
   77Y.    77Y. Hearing and determination of transferred proceeding
   77Z.    77Z. Disclosure of information
   77ZA.   77ZA. Discretion of Secretary to consent to transfer
   77ZB.   77ZB. Evidence of consent of relevant interstate officer

   PART 9 - Facilitators Division 1 -
   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  

   78.     78. 
   79.     79. 
   80.     80. 
   81.     81. 
   82.     82. 
   83.     83. 

           Division 2 -
           .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  

   84.     84. 
   85.     85. 

           Division 3 - Facilitators

   86.     86. Facilitators
   87.     87. Functions of facilitator
   88.     88. Guidelines for facilitator
   89.     89. Powers of facilitator
   90.     90. Register of facilitators

   PART 10 - Miscellaneous Division 1 - Offences

   91.     91. Offence to fail to protect child from harm
   92.     92. Offence to leave child unattended
   93.     93. Public entertainment by children
   94.     94. Trading by children in public places
   95.     95. Offence to harbour or conceal child, &c.
   96.     96. Offence to remove, counsel or induce child to be absent
           without lawful authority, &c.
   97.     97. Circumstances in which child may be taken into safe custody
   98.     98. Court's powers in respect of child taken into safe custody
   99.     99. Offences in relation to visiting child, &c.
   100.    100. Hindering a person in execution of duty
   101.    101. Failure to answer question or provide report or information
   101A.   101A. Legal and professional immunity for disclosures, &c.,
           made in good faith
   102.    102. False or misleading statement
   103.    103. Duty to maintain confidentiality

           Division 2 - General provisions

   104.    104. Power of police officer to enforce order by removing child
   105.    105. Officers must produce evidence of authority
   106.    106. Declaration of recognised Aboriginal organisation
   107.    107. Warrants
   108.    108. Evidentiary matters
   109.    109. Limit on prosecuting
   110.    110. Delegation by Minister and Secretary
   110A.   110A. Department may provide support
   111.    111. Protection from liability
   111A.   111A. Access to information under Right to Information Act 2009
   111B.   111B. Application of Personal Information Protection Act 2004
   112.    112. Regulations
   113.    113. Administration of Act
           SCHEDULE 1
           SCHEDULE 2
           SCHEDULE 3
           SCHEDULE 4

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