Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Vulnerable Children) Amendment Act 2014

Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Vulnerable Children) Amendment Act 2014

Public Act2014 No 41
Date of assent30 June 2014
Commencementsee section 2

Contents

1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act

4 Section 2 amended (Interpretation)

Principles

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

6 Section 13 amended (Principles)

Subsequent children

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

8 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)

9 New sections 18A to 18D inserted

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

Family group conferences

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

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

13 New section 29A inserted (Content of plan)

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

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

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

Subsequent children

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

Permanent caregivers

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

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

Special guardians

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

21 Section 110 replaced (Guardianship orders)

22 New sections 113A and 113B inserted

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

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

Plans and agreements

25 Section 130 amended (Content of plans)

26 Section 135 amended (Review of plan)

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

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

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

30 Section 147 amended (Further restrictions on making agreements)

Reports by social workers

31 Section 186 amended (Report by social worker)

Related amendments to youth justice provisions

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

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

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

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

Achieving independence

36 New section 386A and cross-heading inserted

Permanent caregivers

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

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

39 New sections 389A and 389B inserted

Appointments outside State Sector Act 1988

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

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

42 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

43 Amendment to Care of Children Act 2004

Legislative history


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: