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1.1.B.15 Becomes entrusted


For the purposes of PLP, becomes entrusted has the same meaning as FAAct subsection 3(1).

A child becomes entrusted to the care of an individual at a time if:

  • any person entrusts the child to the individual's care
  • as a result, the child is in the individual's care at that time, and
  • the child was not in the individual's care at any earlier time.

Act reference: PPLAct section 275 How this Act applies to an adopted child

FAAct section 3(1)-'becomes entrusted'

Policy reference: PPL Guide 8.1.1 Adopted child

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