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

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Proceedings in respect of children and young persons in need of care or protection

67 Grounds for declaration that child or young person is in need of care or protection

(1)

A court may, on application, where it is satisfied on any of the grounds specified in section 14(1) that a child or young person is in need of care or protection, make a declaration that the child or young person is in need of care or protection.

(2)

However, on an application under section 18A(4)(a) or 18D in relation to a person to whom section 18A applies, if the court is satisfied that the subsequent child is in need of care or protection on the ground in section 14(1)(ba), it must make the declaration unless it is satisfied that the parent has demonstrated that he or she meets the requirements of section 18A(3).

Compare: 1974 No 72 s 27(2); 1977 No 126 s 7(1)

Section 67(2): inserted, on 30 June 2016, by section 17 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Vulnerable Children) Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 41).