(2) If a children’s court decides that a child should be placed in the care of a child and youth care centre, the court must—
(a) determine the residential care programme best suited for the child; and
(b) order that the child be placed in a child and youth care centre offering that particular residential care programme.
||The provincial head of social development in the relevant province must place the child in a child and youth care centre offering the residential care programme which the court has determined for the child, taking into account —
||the developmental, therapeutic, educational and other needs of the child;
||the permanency plan for the child which was considered by the court, and any instructions issued by the court with regard to the implementation of the permanency plan;
||any other instructions of the court;
||the distance of the centre from the child’s family or community;
||the safety of the community and other children in the centre, in the case of a child in need of secure care; and
||any other relevant factors.
||The provincial head of social development must, as a general rule, select a centre offering the programme ordered by the court which is located as close as possible to the child’s family or community.