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The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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Residence, contact and other orders with respect to children

8.  (1)  In this Order—

“contact order” means an order requiring the person with whom a child lives, or is to live, to allow the child to visit or stay with the person named in the order, or for that person and the child otherwise to have contact with each other;

“prohibited steps order” means an order that no step which could be taken by a parent in meeting his parental responsibility for a child, and which is of a kind specified in the order, shall be taken by any person without the consent of the court;

“residence order” means an order settling the arrangements to be made as to the person with whom a child is to live; and

“specific issue order” means an order giving directions for the purpose of determining a specific question which has arisen, or which may arise, in connection with any aspect of parental responsibility for a child.

(2) In this Order “Article 8 order” means any of the orders mentioned in paragraph (1) and any order varying or discharging such an order.

(3) For the purposes of this Order “family proceedings” means any proceedings—

(a)under the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court in relation to children; and

(b)under the provisions mentioned in paragraph (4),

but does not include proceedings on an application for leave under Article 173(2) (restriction on use of wardship jurisdiction).

(4) The provisions are—

(a)Part II, this Part, Part V (care and supervision) and Part XV (guardians);

(b)the Matrimonial Causes (Northern Ireland) Order 1978(1);

(c)the Domestic Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1980(2);

(d)Articles 4 and 13 of the Family Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1984(3);

(e)the Adoption Order;

(f)Part IV of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1989(4);

(g)section 30 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990(5).

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