Oranga Tamariki Act 1989
Children’s and Young People’s Well-being Act 1989

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18 Referral of care or protection cases to care and protection co-ordinator or youth justice co-ordinator

(1)

If the chief executive or a constable believes, after inquiry, that any child or young person is in need of care or protection (otherwise than on the ground specified in section 14(1)(c) or (e)), they must immediately report the matter to a care and protection co-ordinator, who must convene a family group conference under section 20.

(2)

If the chief executive suspects that any child is in need of care or protection on the ground specified in section 14(1)(e), the chief executive may refer the matter to the appropriate enforcement agency.

(3)

Where any enforcement officer believes, after inquiry, that any child is in need of care or protection on the ground specified in section 14(1)(e), that enforcement officer shall forthwith report the matter to a youth justice co-ordinator, who after consulting with that enforcement officer, and if that enforcement officer believes that the making of an application for a care or protection order in respect of that child is required in the public interest, shall convene a family group conference in accordance with section 247.

Section 18 heading: amended, on 1 April 2017, by section 10 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Advocacy, Workforce, and Age Settings) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 98).

Section 18(1): replaced, on 1 April 2017, by section 10 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Advocacy, Workforce, and Age Settings) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 98).

Section 18(1): amended, on 1 July 2019, by section 22(1) of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Act 2017 (2017 No 31).

Section 18(1): amended, on 14 July 2017, by section 137 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Act 2017 (2017 No 31).

Section 18(2): replaced, on 1 April 2017, by section 10 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Advocacy, Workforce, and Age Settings) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 98).

Section 18(3): amended, on 1 July 2019, by section 22(2) of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Act 2017 (2017 No 31).