Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 No 157
69 Interim care orders
(1) The Children’s Court may make interim care orders in
relation to a child or young person after a care application is made and
before the application is finally determined.
(1A) The Children’s Court may make an interim care order prior to
determining whether the child or young person is in need of care and
protection, if the Court is satisfied that it is appropriate to do
(2) The Director-General, in seeking an interim care order, has the
onus of satisfying the Children’s Court that it is not in the best
interests of the safety, welfare and well-being of the child or young person
that he or she should remain with his or her parents or other persons having
Note. Section 49 makes provision for the care of children and young
persons pending care proceedings.