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Section 19 referrals to a Care and Protection Coordinator

This practice note provides clarity on the process, obligations and timeframes once a referral under section 19 is received by a care and protection coordinator.

Note: It is important that anybody, organisation or court concerned with the welfare of children and young persons, may refer a child or young person to a care and protection co-ordinator under s19(1)(a) or (b) if they believe the child or young person is in need of care and protection on one or more of the grounds specified in s14(1).