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Children (Leaving Care) Act (Northern Ireland) 2002

Section 1 – Further duties of authorities towards children whom they are looking after

Section 1 inserts new Article 34A into the Children Order to impose further duties on authorities towards children whom they are looking after. In particular, it places a duty on an authority to prepare young people it is looking after for the time when they cease to be so looked after and leave care.

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