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The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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24.  For section 35 (notification of Department as to proceedings under Part II) substitute the following section—

35.    Notification as to proceedings under Part II

(1) Where on the complaint of any person charging an offence under this Part with respect to a child or young person a summons or warrant is issued, the complainant shall as soon as reasonably practicable notify to the appropriate authority—

(a)the nature of the charge, and

(b)the name and address of the child, so far as known to the complainant.

(2) Subsection (1) shall not apply where the complainant is the appropriate authority.

(3) In this section “the appropriate authority” means the authority within whose area the child’s address is or, if that is not known, the authority within whose area the offence is alleged to have been committed, and “authority” and “area” have the same meaning as in the Children Order..

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