Child Care Act 1991

F271 [ Aftercare plan

45

45. (1) Subject to section 45A and subsection (3) , the Child and Family Agency shall, in accordance with sections 45B or 45C , prepare an aftercare plan for an eligible child or an eligible adult, as the case may be, setting out the assistance that may be provided by the Agency to the eligible child on or after he or she attains the age of 18 years or to the eligible adult.

(2) The Child and Family Agency shall, in accordance with section 45D , update an aftercare plan referred to in subsection (1) .

(3) The assistance that may be provided by the Child and Family Agency to an eligible child or an eligible adult, as the case may be, in accordance with an aftercare plan referred to in subsection (1) or an updated aftercare plan referred to in subsection (2) may be provided for so long as

(a) the Agency is satisfied as to his or her need for the assistance, and

(b) subject to subsection (4) , he or she has not attained the age of 21 years.

(4) Where the Child and Family Agency is providing assistance to a person in accordance with an aftercare plan or an updated aftercare plan by arranging for the completion of his or her education and by contributing to his or her maintenance while he or she is completing his or her education, and that person attains the age of 21 years, the Child and Family Agency may continue to provide that assistance until

(a) the completion of the course of education in which he or she is engaged, or

(b) the end of the academic year during which the person attains the age of 23,

whichever is the earlier.

(5) The Child and Family Agency may, subject to its available resources, implement an aftercare plan or an updated aftercare plan. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F271

Substituted (1.09.2017) by Child Care (Amendment) Act 2015 (45/2015), s. 5, S.I. No. 296 of 2017.

Editorial Notes:

E121

Previous affecting provision: subs. (5) inserted by Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011 (19/2011), s. 23, not commenced; s. 23 repealed (31.12.2017) by Child Care (Amendment) Act 2015 (45/2015), s. 15 and sch. 2, S.I. No. 636 of 2017.

E122

Previous affecting provision: section amended (1.01.2014) by Child and Family Agency Act 2013 (40/2013), s. 97 and sch. 2 part 4 items 1, 2, S.I. No. 502 of 2013; substituted as per F-note above.

E123

Previous affecting provision: section amended (1.01.2005) by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), s. 75 and sch. 7 part 6 item 51, S.I. No. 887 of 2004; substituted as per F-note above.