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Child must be given counselling

45 Child must be given counselling

(1) The chief executive must ensure the child receives counselling about the proposed adoption, from a counsellor nominated by the chief executive, before an application for an adoption order for the child is made.
(2) The counselling must be carried out in a way and to an extent that is reasonable, having regard to the child’s age and ability to understand.
(3) The counselling may be carried out in 1 or more sessions and by 1 or more counsellors.
(4) In this section—

"counsellor" means a person who the chief executive is satisfied has appropriate qualifications or experience to carry out counselling under this section.

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