Community Services (Complaints, Reviews & Monitoring) Act 1993 - Sect 13 Review of situation of children and other persons in care
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- Created: Friday, 19 March 2010 11:45
- Written by Alecomm
(1) The Ombudsman may, on application or on the Ombudsman’s own initiative, review the situation of a child in care or a person in care, or of a group of children in care or persons in care.
(2) In carrying out a review, the Ombudsman is to look at such aspects of the welfare, status, progress and circumstances of the child or children or the person or persons the subject of the review as are referred to in the application or as the Ombudsman thinks fit.
(3) In the exercise of functions under this section, the Ombudsman may hear or receive submissions from any person, including a child in care or person in care whose situation is being reviewed.
(4) On completion of a review, the Ombudsman is to make a report:
(a) setting out the results of the review, and
(b) advising as to whether any change (and if so, what change) in the circumstances of the child or children or the person or persons the subject of the review would, in the Ombudsman’s opinion, promote their welfare and interests.
(5) The Ombudsman:
(a) must give a copy of the report to the relevant Minister in relation to the service provider concerned and to the service provider concerned, and
(b) may give a copy of the report to any other person or body as the Ombudsman thinks appropriate.
(6) In this section: "person in care" means a person (other than a child in care) who is in the care of a service provider.
Source : http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/csrama1993583/s13.html