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Part 7 SAttendance at children's hearing

76Power to exclude relevant person from children's hearingS

(1)This section applies where a children's hearing is satisfied that the presence at the hearing of a relevant person in relation to the child—

(a)is preventing the hearing from obtaining the views of the child, or

(b)is causing, or is likely to cause, significant distress to the child.

(2)The children's hearing may exclude the relevant person from the children's hearing for as long as is necessary.

(3)After the exclusion has ended, the chairing member of the children's hearing must explain to the relevant person what has taken place in the relevant person's absence.

Commencement Information

I1S. 76 in force at 24.6.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/195, arts. 2, 3