P-34.1 - Youth Protection Act

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45.2. If the director decides not to accept a report but is of the opinion that the child or one or both of the child’s parents require assistance, the director must inform them of the services and resources available in their community. If they consent to it, the director must, in a personalized manner, advise them and direct them to the institutions, bodies or persons best suited to assist them and come to an agreement with the service provider on the terms of access to such service, in particular, on the time limit. In addition, if they consent to it, the director must forward the information relevant to the situation to the service provider.
Information on the services and resources available to them is given to the person requiring assistance and, in the case of a child under 14 years of age, to one or both of the child’s parents. The required consents are also given by the person requiring assistance, except those for a child under 14 years of age, which are given by one of the child’s parents.
Where the child requiring assistance is 14 years of age or older, the director may, if the child consents to it, inform one or both of the child’s parents of the services and resources available in their community. In addition, where the child is directed to an institution, body or person in accordance with the first paragraph, the director may, if the child consents to it, inform one or both of the parents. Where the director directs the child without informing the parents, the director must meet with the child and the service provider.
2016, c. 122016, c. 12, s. 39.