Children’s Act 2014

If you need more information about this Act, please contact the administering agency: Ministry of Education and Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
30 Defence relating to short-term emergencies

It is a defence to a charge for an offence against sections 25 to 28 that all the following conditions applied:


the specified organisation considered that an emergency had occurred, or unexpected conditions had arisen, that increased the risks to any children to whom it provides regulated services:


in order to reduce the risks to those children, the organisation employed or engaged additional children’s workers:


any of those children’s workers who were not safety checked were employed or engaged by the specified organisation for no more than 5 consecutive working days.