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The Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987


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Miscellaneous provisions relating to protected children

38.—(1) For the purposes of section 32 of the Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968(1), under which a warrant authorising the search for and removal of a child may be issued on suspicion of unnecessary suffering caused to, or certain offences committed against, the child, any refusal to allow the visiting of a protected child or the inspection of any premises by a person authorised to do so under Article 34 shall be treated as giving reasonable cause for such a suspicion.

(2) A person who maintains a protected child shall be deemed for the purposes of the Life Assurance Act 1774(2) as extended by the Life Insurance (Ireland) Act 1866(3) to have no interest in the life of the child.

(3) Subsection (2) of section 65 of the Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (which restricts the time and place at which a sitting of a juvenile court may be held and the persons who may be present at such a sitting) shall not apply to any sitting of a juvenile court in any proceedings under Article 35.

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