Power to transfer child in cases of urgent necessity
Section 143 – Transfers in cases of urgent necessity
207.This section applies when a child is required to stay in a specified place as a condition of their compulsory supervision order or interim compulsory supervision order. Subsection (2) provides the chief social work officer with the power to transfer the child from that accommodation where such a transfer is required in the interests of the child or another child in that accommodation as a matter of urgent necessity. This would apply where there is an immediate necessity that cannot wait until a hearing has been arranged. A hearing to review the compulsory supervision order must be held within 3 days (see section 137(3)).