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The Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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Offences relating to protected children

37.—(1) A person shall be guilty of an offence if—

(a)being required, under Article 36 to serve any notice or give any information, he fails to serve the notice within the time specified in that provision or fails to give the information within a reasonable time, or knowingly makes or causes or procures another person to make any false or misleading statement in the notice or information;

(b)he refuses to allow the visiting of a protected child by a duly authorised officer of a Board or the inspection, under the power conferred by Article 34(2) of any premises;

(c)he refuses to comply with an order under Article 35 for the removal of any child or obstructs any person in the execution of such an order.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under this Article shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.

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