(a) General. Each public agency must ensure that the rights of a child are protected when—
No parent (as defined in §300.30) can be identified;
The public agency, after reasonable efforts, cannot locate a parent;
The child is a ward of the State under the laws of that State; or
The child is an unaccompanied homeless youth as defined in section 725(6) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11434a(6)).
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