Contents (2012 - 74)
Boarding Houses Act 2012 No 74
85 Removal of young residents from unauthorised boarding houses
(cf YCS Act, s 27)
(1) This section applies in relation to any person with additional needs who is under 18 years of age and a resident of an unauthorised boarding house (a young resident).(2) If requested to do so by an employee of the Department of Family and Community Services, a parent or guardian of a young resident (or a person acting on behalf of a parent or guardian) is to remove the young resident from an unauthorised boarding house as soon as possible after the request is made.(3) If a young resident is not removed following any such request or a parent or guardian of the young resident cannot be located, the young resident is taken to be a child or young person in need of care and protection for the purposes of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998.Note.The Secretary may take action under the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 to protect children or young persons who are in need of care and protection.