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Contents (2000 - 75)
Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 27 June 2017 to date (accessed 23 November 2017 at 22:16)
Chapter 4 Part 6 Section 79A
79A   Children under the parental responsibility of Secretary leaving or being removed from care
If:
(a)  a child who is under the parental responsibility of the Secretary, or under the care responsibility of a person under section 79 (2), has, without lawful excuse, left, or been removed from, the care of the Secretary or person, as the case may be, and
(b)  the Secretary is of the opinion that the child should be returned to that care,
the Secretary may, by order in writing, direct that the child be returned to that care.