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

4A Well-being and best interests of child or young person

(1)

In all matters relating to the administration or application of this Act (other than Parts 4 and 5 and sections 351 to 360), the well-being and best interests of the child or young person are the first and paramount consideration, having regard to the principles set out in sections 5 and 13.

(2)

In all matters relating to the administration or application of Parts 4 and 5 and sections 351 to 360, the 4 primary considerations, having regard to the principles set out in sections 5 and 208, are—

(a)

the well-being and best interests of the child or young person; and

(b)

the public interest (which includes public safety); and

(c)

the interests of any victim; and

(d)

the accountability of the child or young person for their behaviour.

Compare: 1989 No 24 s 6

Section 4A: inserted, on 1 July 2019, by section 10 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Act 2017 (2017 No 31).