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Children and Youth Care and Protection Act

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Newfoundland and Labrador 24 June 2010 Legislation/regulation child/youth protection, harm reduction, human rights

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“The purpose of this Act is to promote the safety and well-being of children and youth who are in need of protective intervention.

(1) A child is in need of protective intervention where the child
(a) is being, or is at risk of being, physically harmed by the action or lack of appropriate action by the child’s parent;
(b) is being, or is at risk of being, sexually abused or exploited by the child’s parent;
(c) is being, or is at risk of being, emotionally harmed by the parent's conduct and there are reasonable grounds to believe that the emotional harm suffered by the child, or that may be suffered by the child, results from the actions, failure to act or pattern of neglect on the part of the child's parent;
(d) is being, or is at risk of being, physically harmed by a person and the child’s parent does not protect the child;
(e) is being, or is at risk of being, sexually abused or exploited by a person and the child’s parent does not protect the child;
(f) is being, or is at risk of being, emotionally harmed by a person and the child’s parent does not protect the child;
(g) is in the custody of a parent who refuses or fails to obtain or permit essential medical, psychiatric, surgical or remedial care or treatment to be given to the child when recommended by a qualified health practitioner;
(h) is abandoned;
(i) has no living parent and no adequate provision has been made for the child's care;
(j) has no parent available to care for the child and the parent has not made adequate provision for the child’s care;
(k) has no parent able or willing to care for the child;
(l) is living in a situation where there is violence or is living in a situation where there is a risk of violence;
(m) is living with a parent whose actions show a propensity to violence or who has allegedly killed or seriously injured another person;
(n) has been left without adequate supervision appropriate to the child's developmental level; or
(o) is actually or apparently under 12 years of age and has
(i) allegedly killed or seriously injured another person or has caused serious damage to another person’s property, or
(ii) on more than one occasion caused injury to another person or other living thing or threatened, either with or without weapons, to cause injury to another person or other living thing, either with the parent’s encouragement or because the parent does not respond adequately to the situation.”


This version assented to June 24, 2010
Last amended in 2013, but not yet in force - therefore not included here
Uploaded June 2, 2014
For ongoing amendments and the latest version of the law to please refer to this link: http://www.assembly.nl.ca/legislation/sr/statutes/c12-2.htm

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