Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Vulnerable Children) Amendment Bill

  • enacted

Hon Paula Bennett

Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Vulnerable Children) Amendment Bill

Government Bill

150—3A

As reported from the committee of the whole House

Contents

Bill note

Key

1 Title

2 Commencement

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100 Principal Act

101 Section 2 amended (Interpretation)

Principles

102 Section 5 amended (Principles to be applied in exercise of powers conferred by this Act)

103 Section 13 amended (Principles)

Subsequent children

104 Section 14 amended (Definition of child or young person in need of care or protection)

105 Section 18 amended (Referral of care or protection cases to care and protection co-ordinator or youth justice co-ordinator by social workers or constables)

106 New sections 18A to 18D inserted

107 Section 19 amended (Referral of care or protection cases to care and protection co-ordinator by other persons or by court)

Family group conferences

108 Section 22 amended (Persons entitled to attend family group conference)

109 Section 23 amended (Care and protection co-ordinator to ensure that relevant information and advice made available to family group conference)

110 New section 29A inserted (Content of plan)

111 Section 34 amended (Chief executive to give effect to decisions, recommendations, and plans of family group conference)

112 Section 35 amended (Police to comply with decisions, recommendations, and plans of family group conference)

113 Section 36 amended (Family group conference may reconvene to review its decisions, recommendations, and plans)

Subsequent children

114 Section 67 amended (Grounds for declaration that child or young person is in need of care or protection)

Permanent caregivers

115 New section 86B inserted (No services orders in respect of permanent caregivers)

115A New section 92A inserted (Restriction on support orders where there is permanent caregiver)

Special guardians

116 Section 107 amended (Person in whose custody child or young person is placed may determine access rights in absence of court order)

117 Section 110 replaced (Guardianship orders)

118 New sections 113A and 113B inserted

119 Section 125 amended (Application for variation or discharge of orders made under this Part)

120 Section 128 amended (Court to obtain and consider plan for child or young person before making certain orders)

Plans and agreements

121 Section 130 amended (Content of plans)

122 Section 135 amended (Review of plan)

123 Section 140 amended (Agreements for extended care of children and young persons by chief executive, iwi social service, etc)

124 Section 141 amended (Agreements for extended care of severely disabled children and young persons)

125 Section 145 amended (Agreement not to be made without approval of family group conference)

126 Section 147 amended (Further restrictions on making agreements)

Reports by social workers

127 Section 186 amended (Report by social worker)

Related amendments to youth justice provisions

128 Section 261 amended (Family group conference may make decisions, recommendations, and plans relating to care or protection of child or young person)

128A Section 267 amended (Enforcement agencies to comply with decisions, recommendations, and plans of family group conference)

129 Section 268 amended (Chief executive to give effect to decisions, recommendations, and plans of family group conference)

130 Section 270 amended (Family group conference may reconvene to review its decisions, recommendations, and plans)

Achieving independence

131 New section 386A and cross-heading inserted

Permanent caregivers

131A New section 388A inserted (Financial and other assistance to permanent caregivers)

132 Section 389 amended (Financial and other assistance in other cases)

133 New sections 389A and 389B inserted

Appointments outside State Sector Act 1988

134 Section 423 amended (Appointment of care and protection co-ordinators)

135 Section 425 amended (Appointment of youth justice co-ordinators)

136 Section 427 amended (Delegation of functions of care and protection co-ordinator or youth justice co-ordinator to social worker)

Related amendment to Care of Children Act 2004

137 Amendment to Care of Children Act 2004

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Legislative history


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: