52. The director, when proposing to a child and to the child’s parents the application of voluntary measures, must, before reaching an agreement with them, inform them of the right of a child 14 years of age or over and of a child’s parents to refuse the application of voluntary measures. However, where the parents of a child under 14 years of age accept the application of voluntary measures, the director must encourage the child to adhere to the agreement.
Any agreement on voluntary measures must contain the measures most appropriate to put an end to and prevent the recurrence of the situation in which the security or development of the child is in danger.
The director must refer the child’s situation to the tribunal if no agreement is reached within 10 days and the security or development of the child remains in danger.
1977, c. 20, s. 52; 1984, c. 4, s. 27; 1988, c. 21, s. 119; 1989, c. 53, s. 11; 1994, c. 35, s. 32.