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The Commissioner for Children and Young People (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Introductory

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation: general

    3. 3.Interpretation: “child or young person”

    4. 4.Interpretation: “relevant authority”

  3. The Commissioner

    1. 5.The Commissioner for Children and Young People for Northern Ireland

    2. 6.Principal aim of the Commissioner

  4. Functions of the Commissioner

    1. 7.Duties of the Commissioner

    2. 8.General powers of the Commissioner

    3. 9.General review of advocacy, complaint, inspection and whistle-blowing arrangements of relevant authorities

    4. 10.Review of advocacy, complaint, inspection and whistle-blowing arrangements of relevant authorities in individual cases

    5. 11.Assistance with complaints to relevant authorities

    6. 12.Investigation of complaints against relevant authorities

    7. 13.Actions which may be investigated: restrictions and exclusions

    8. 14.Power to bring, intervene in or assist in legal proceedings

    9. 15.Assistance in relation to legal proceedings

  5. Formal investigations

    1. 16.Formal investigations

    2. 17.Formal investigations: exclusions

    3. 18.Report on formal investigation

    4. 19.Further action following report on formal investigation

    5. 20.Evidence in formal investigations

    6. 21.Powers of entry and inspection for purposes of formal investigation

    7. 22.Obstruction and contempt in relation to formal investigation

    8. 23.Disclosure of information by Commissioner

  6. Review of this Order

    1. 24.Review of this Order

  7. Supplementary provisions

    1. 25.Privilege for certain publications

    2. 26.Application of this Order: relevant authorities with mixed functions

    3. 27.Application of this Order: matters arising before commencement

  8. Signature

  9. SCHEDULES:

    1. Schedule 1

      Relevant authorities

    2. Schedule 2

      The Commissioner for Children and Young People for Northern Ireland

    3. Schedule 3

      Investigations under Article 8(4) or 9(7)

  10. Explanatory Note

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