P-34.1 - Youth Protection Act

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2.4. Every person having responsibilities towards a child under this Act, and every person called upon to make decisions with respect to a child under this Act shall, in their interventions, take into account the necessity
(1)  of treating the child and the child’s parents with courtesy, fairness and understanding, and in a manner that respects their dignity and autonomy;
(2)  of ensuring that any information or explanation that must be furnished to a child under this Act is presented in language appropriate to the child’s age and understanding;
(3)  of ensuring that the parents have understood the information or explanations that must be furnished to them under this Act;
(4)  of giving the child and the child’s parents an opportunity to present their points of view, express their concerns and be heard at the appropriate time during the intervention; and
(5)  of opting for measures, in respect of the child and the child’s parents, which allow action to be taken diligently to ensure the child’s protection, considering that a child’s perception of time differs from that of adults, and which take into consideration the following factors:
(a)  the proximity of the chosen resource;
(b)  the characteristics of cultural communities;
(c)  the characteristics of Native communities, including Aboriginal customary tutorship and adoption.
1994, c. 35, s. 3; 2017, c. 122017, c. 12, s. 54.
2.4. Every person having responsibilities towards a child under this Act, and every person called upon to make decisions with respect to a child under this Act shall, in their interventions, take into account the necessity
(1)  of treating the child and the child’s parents with courtesy, fairness and understanding, and in a manner that respects their dignity and autonomy;
(2)  of ensuring that any information or explanation that must be furnished to a child under this Act is presented in language appropriate to the child’s age and understanding;
(3)  of ensuring that the parents have understood the information or explanations that must be furnished to them under this Act;
(4)  of giving the child and the child’s parents an opportunity to present their points of view, express their concerns and be heard at the appropriate time during the intervention; and
(5)  of opting for measures, in respect of the child and the child’s parents, which allow action to be taken diligently to ensure the child’s protection, considering that a child’s perception of time differs from that of adults, and which take into consideration the following factors:
(a)  the proximity of the chosen resource;
(b)  the characteristics of cultural communities;
(c)  the characteristics of Native communities.
1994, c. 35, s. 3.