10.10 Warrant for the apprehension of a child

Purpose

This procedure outlines the process for enacting a warrant for the apprehension of a child subject to a child protection order granting custody or guardianship under the Child Protection Act 1999, within Queensland.

Key steps

  1. Apply for a warrant
  2. Enact a warrant

Standards

  1. A warrant is applied for, when a child who is subject to a child protection order granting custody or guardianship under the Child Protection Act 1999, has been unlawfully removed or withheld from a person’s custody or guardianship.
  2. The recognised entity is consulted for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
  3. QPS is advised and involved in the execution of the warrant.
  4. Information is recorded in ICMS in a timely manner.

Authority