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Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 No 51
Current version for 25 August 2017 to date (accessed 24 September 2017 at 20:26)
Part 7 Section 48A
(1)  Any information obtained by the Children’s Guardian in the course of exercising functions under this Act may be used for the purposes of making a report to the Secretary under section 24 (Report concerning child or young person at risk of significant harm) or 27 (Mandatory reporting) of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998.
(1A)  Any information about or in connection with a person (who the Children’s Guardian reasonably believes to be any one or more of the following) that has been obtained or used by the Children’s Guardian in the course of exercising functions under this Act, may be disclosed to the Secretary for the purposes of the Secretary exercising functions under Chapter 4 of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998:
(a)  a person who is or has been an authorised carer, a carer applicant, a prospective adoptive parent, a guardian or a prospective guardian,
(b)  a person who resides or has resided on the same property as another person while that other person is or was an authorised carer, a carer applicant, a prospective adoptive parent, a guardian or a prospective guardian.
(2)  A report referred to in section 29 of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 may be provided to the Children’s Guardian for the purpose of the exercise of the Children’s Guardian’s functions under this Act. Any such report may not be subsequently dealt with by the Children’s Guardian in a manner that contravenes that section, except to the extent that it is necessary for the Children’s Guardian to do so in the exercise of functions under this Act.
(3)  In this section:
guardian has the same meaning as in section 79A of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998.