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Custody, guardianship and wardship

Updated: 10 July 2014

What's Important To Us

There are different court orders that have the effect of placing a child or young person in the care of the chief executive. It is important for the child or young person's social worker to understand the rights, powers and responsibilities that are applicable to each order and what is required of them as the delegated representative of the chief executive.

The following provides information about custody, guardianship and wardship and provides guidance around how to meet responsibilities when these orders are granted.