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

113A Special guardianship orders

(1)

The court may make an order under this section appointing a person referred to in section 110(4) as a special guardian of a child or young person only if—

(a)

the appointment is made for the purpose of providing the child or young person with a long-term, safe, nurturing, stable, and secure environment that enhances their interests; and

(b)

either—

(i)

the child or young person has no other guardian; or

(ii)

the special guardian either replaces, or is additional to, an existing guardian of the child or young person.

(2)

For the purposes of this section and section 113B, existing guardian means any person (other than a special guardian) who is a guardian of the child or young person, or who would be a guardian of the child or young person if the court had not made a guardianship order under section 110.

Section 113A: inserted, on 30 June 2016, by section 22 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Vulnerable Children) Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 41).

Section 113A(1)(a): amended, on 14 July 2017, by section 137 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Act 2017 (2017 No 31).