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Duty to report investigations to locate non-respondent parents or relatives
Family Court Act (FCT) CHAPTER 686, ARTICLE 10, PART 5
§ 1052-c. Duty to report investigations to locate non-respondent
parents or relatives. Upon a determination by the court to enter an
order of disposition placing the child in accordance with section one
thousand fifty-five of this part, the court shall immediately require
the local social services district to report to the court the results of
any investigation to locate any non-respondent parent or relatives of
the child, including all of the child's grandparents, all suitable
relatives identified by any respondent parent and any non-respondent
parent and all relatives identified by a child over the age of five as
relatives who play or have played a significant positive role in the
child's life, as required pursuant to section one thousand seventeen of
the article. Such report shall include whether any non-respondent
parent has expressed an interest in seeking custody of the child or
whether any relative who has been located has expressed an interest in
becoming a foster parent for the child or in seeking custody or care of
the child.