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  • Children’s Rights
  • Orders in Care and Protection Proceedings
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Orders in Care and Protection Proceedings

Care and protection/assessment orders

Introduction The court may make care and protection orders if they think it is in the interests of the child so to do (s42, CYFPA). The court must also be satisfied that a child is at risk, and that the order must be made to secure the care and protection of the child. When a person contacts ...

Assessment Orders

An assessment order may: authorise the examination and assessment of the child; authorise the Secretary to require any person to answer questions or provide a written report in relation to the child; grant custody of the child to the Secretary; any other order the court considers ap...

Care and Protection Orders

The courts may make a care and protection order if satisfied that a child is at risk (s42). These orders can be for a period up to 12 months, or until such time as the child attains 18 years of age (s42(4)). A court may make a care and protection order to preserve a situation if it is satisfied t...

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