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

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Agreements for care of children and young persons

139 Agreements for temporary care of children and young persons by chief executive, iwi social services, etc

(1)

Subject to this section, any parent or guardian or other person having the care of a child or young person who is temporarily unable or unwilling to care for the child or young person may,—

(a)

with the agreement of the chief executive, place the child or young person in the care of the chief executive for a period not exceeding 28 days; or

(b)

with the agreement of an iwi social service or a cultural social service, place the child or young person in the care of that social service for a period not exceeding 28 days; or

(c)

with the agreement of the director of a child and family support service, place the child or young person in the care of the director for a period not exceeding 28 days.

(2)

If the parent or guardian or other person having the care of the child or young person is, or will be, unable to resume the care of the child or young person at the end of the period during which the child or young person is in the care of any person pursuant to subsection (1), the period may, with the agreement of that person, be extended for one further period of up to 28 days.

Section 139: replaced, on 8 January 1995, by section 46 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Amendment Act 1994 (1994 No 121).

Section 139 heading: amended, on 1 October 1999, by section 13 of the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services Act 1999 (1999 No 82).

Section 139(1)(a): amended, on 1 October 1999, by section 13 of the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services Act 1999 (1999 No 82).