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Care and Protection of Children Act 2007

Care and Protection of Children Act 2007

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NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIACARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN ACT 2007As in force at 7 May 2008TABLE OF PROVISIONS
Chapter 1
 
Introduction
 
Part 1.1
 
Preliminary matters
 
1
 
Short title.........................................................................................1
 
2
 
Commencement..............................................................................1
 
3
 
Act binds Crown..............................................................................1
 
Part 1.2
 
What this Act is about
 
4
 
Objects of Act..................................................................................2
 
5
 
Overview.........................................................................................2
 
Part 1.3
 
Principles underlying this Act
 
6
 
Principles........................................................................................4
 
7
 
Responsibility of Territory Government...........................................4
 
8
 
Role of family..................................................................................4
 
9
 
Treating child with respect..............................................................4
 
10
 
Best interests of child......................................................................5
 
11
 
Child participation............................................................................5
 
12
 
Aboriginal children...........................................................................6
 
Part 1.4
 
Interpretation
 
13
 
Definitions.......................................................................................7
 
14
 
Wellbeing of child..........................................................................14
 
15
 
Harm to child.................................................................................14
 
16
 
Exploitation of child.......................................................................15
 
17
 
Parent of child...............................................................................15
 
18
 
Relatives of child...........................................................................16
 
19
 
Family of child...............................................................................16
 
20
 
When child is in need of care and protection.................................17
 
21
 
Daily care and control of child.......................................................17
 
22
 
Parental responsibility for child......................................................17
 
23
 
Declared offences for Criminal Code............................................17
 
 
 
Care and Protection of Children Act 2007 
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Chapter 2
 
Safeguarding wellbeing of children
 
Part 2.1
 
General obligations and powers
 
Division 1
 
Preliminary matters
 
24
 
Objects of Part..............................................................................18
 
Division 2
 
Minister's powers
 
25
 
Minister's powers...........................................................................18
 
Division 3
 
General obligations about reporting
 
26
 
Reporting obligations....................................................................19
 
27
 
Protection of person making report...............................................20
 
28
 
What happens when police officer receives report........................20
 
29
 
What happens when CEO receives report or notification..............20
 
30
 
Duties of other persons.................................................................21
 
Division 4
 
Powers to inquire or investigate
 
31
 
Object of Division..........................................................................21
 
32
 
CEO may make inquiries..............................................................21
 
33
 
Police may make inquiries............................................................22
 
34
 
Giving information for inquiries......................................................22
 
35
 
CEO's power to investigate...........................................................23
 
36
 
Police officer's power to investigate..............................................23
 
37
 
Access to child..............................................................................24
 
38
 
Access to information....................................................................24
 
39
 
Protection of persons providing access or information..................25
 
40
 
CEO may take action during inquiries or investigation..................25
 
Division 5
 
General powers of CEO
 
41
 
Object of Division..........................................................................25
 
42
 
What CEO may do generally.........................................................25
 
43
 
CEO may request assistance........................................................26
 
44
 
Child-related services....................................................................26
 
45
 
Coordination assistance................................................................27
 
46
 
Temporary placement arrangement..............................................27
 
47
 
Multiple arrangements...................................................................28
 
Division 6
 
Mediation conference
 
48
 
Object of Division..........................................................................28
 
49
 
Mediation conference....................................................................28
 
 
 
Care and Protection of Children Act 2007 
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Division 7
 
Provisional protection of child
 
50
 
Object of Division..........................................................................29
 
51
 
When CEO may take child into provisional protection...................30
 
52
 
Effect of provisional protection......................................................30
 
53
 
Duration of protection....................................................................31
 
54
 
CEO may take other action...........................................................31
 
Division 8
 
Powers of authorised officers
 
Subdivision 1
 
Moving child to safe place
 
55
 
Object of Subdivision....................................................................31
 
56
 
Application.....................................................................................31
 
57
 
Authorised officer may move child................................................32
 
Subdivision 2
 
Powers of restraint, search and seizure
 
58
 
Application.....................................................................................33
 
59
 
Restraint........................................................................................33
 
60
 
Search...........................................................................................34
 
61
 
Seizure..........................................................................................35
 
62
 
Recording and reporting................................................................35
 
Subdivision 3
 
Warrants
 
63
 
Warrant for access to child............................................................36
 
64
 
Execution of warrant.....................................................................36
 
65
 
Failure to comply with warrant.......................................................36
 
Part 2.2
 
Children in CEO's care
 
Division 1
 
Preliminary matters
 
66
 
Object of Part................................................................................38
 
67
 
When child is in CEO's care..........................................................38
 
68
 
Young person who has left CEO's care.........................................38
 
Division 2
 
Care plans
 
69
 
Application.....................................................................................38
 
70
 
CEO must prepare care plan.........................................................39
 
71
 
Modification of care plan...............................................................39
 
72
 
Child's wishes to be taken into account.........................................39
 
73
 
Provision of care plan to interested parties...................................40
 
74
 
Review of care plan.......................................................................40
 
Division 3
 
Interim care plans
 
75
 
Application.....................................................................................41
 

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