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

If you need more information about this Act, please contact the administering agency: Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
66 Agencies to supply information


Every agency (within the meaning of section 7(1) of the Privacy Act 2020, which includes a person) must, on request, supply to the chief executive, a care and protection co-ordinator, or a constable any information held by the agency that may relate to or affect the safety or well-being of a child or young person, if the information is—


required to determine whether a child or young person is in need of care or protection or assistance under section 17(2) and (2A); or


required for the purposes of any proceedings under this Part (including a family group conference).


Despite subsection (1), an agency may refuse to disclose any information that may be withheld on the grounds of legal professional privilege.


Information obtained under subsection (1)—


must not be used for the purposes of investigating any offence; and


is not admissible in any proceedings other than proceedings under this Part.

Section 66: replaced, on 1 July 2019, by section 41 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Act 2017 (2017 No 31).

Section 66(1): amended, on 1 December 2020, by section 217 of the Privacy Act 2020 (2020 No 31).