Section 28F – Availability of children’s legal aid: appeals relating to deemed relevant person
290.This section provides for children’s legal aid to be available for court proceedings in which an individual is seeking deemed relevant person status. It also allows children’s legal aid to be made available to an individual who was, but has ceased to be, deemed to be a relevant person due to a decision of a hearing under section 142. By virtue of section 142(4)(b) the individual is to continue to be treated as a relevant person for the purpose of any appeal to the court against the hearing’s determination in respect of the compulsory supervision order. For the purpose of that appeal, this section allows children’s legal aid to be made available to the person whose deemed relevant person status has been removed. For these limited purposes, children’s legal aid will be made available to the individual concerned subject to the same eligibility criteria which are to apply in relation to relevant persons.