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The Children (1995 Order) (Commencement No. 3) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Article 2(1)

SCHEDULE 1Provisions of the 1995 Order coming into operation on the day following the date on which this Order is made

Provisions of the 1995 OrderSubject matter
Article 4(2)Reports on child’s welfare
Article 7(2) and (3)Parental responsibility agreements
Article 10(7)Persons entitled to apply for Article 8 orders
Article 11(2)Timetabling of Article 8 proceedings
Article 18(4)Powers and duties of authorities towards children in need
Article 27(2)(a), (f)(ii) and (5)Placement of children looked after: general
Article 28Placement of children looked after: specific matters
Article 31(7)Appointment of independent visitors for children
Article 37(2)Representations and complaints
Article 41(11)Appeals against contribution orders
Article 43Recovery of parental contributions towards the maintenance of children looked after
Article 44(3) and (8)Secure accommodation
Article 45(1), (2), (5) and (6)Reviews of children’s cases and representations and complaints about the discharge of authority functions
Article 49(2)(b)Application for court orders by authorised persons
Article 51(2)Timetabling of care and supervision order proceedings
Article 53(8)Refusal of parental contact with children in care
Article 57(8)(b)Variation of directions under interim orders regarding medical or psychiatric examinations or assessments
Article 60(2), (5), (6)(i) and (10)Appointment of guardians ad litem
Article 62(12)Application for variation or discharge of a child assessment order
Article 63(5)(c) and (9)(b)Emergency protection orders
Article 67(12)Application for warrant for police assistance to enforce an emergency protection order
Article 70(4)Refuges for children at risk
Article 71Rules of court and regulations in relation to emergency protection proceedings
Article 73Provision of children’s homes by authorities
Article 74(2)(h)Definition of voluntary children’s home
Article 75Provision of accommodation by voluntary organisations
Article 77(3)Duties of authorities in respect of children accommodated by voluntary organisations
Article 80(2), (3), (4) and (5)Application for registration of a voluntary children’s home
Article 82(1)Cancellation of registration of a voluntary children’s home
Article 89(1), (2) and (3)Placement of children in and conduct of voluntary children’s homes
Article 91(2)(h)Definition of registered children’s homes
Article 93(3)Duties of authorities in respect of children accommodated in registered children’s homes
Article 96(2), (3), (4) and (5)Application for registration of a children’s home
Article 98(1)Cancellation of registration of a registered children’s home
Article 105(1), (2) and (3)Placement of children in and conduct of registered children’s homes
Article 108(2)Welfare of privately fostered children
Article 109(1) and (2)Persons disqualified from being private foster parents
Article 112(1) and (2)Notification of private fostering
Article 121(6)Exemption from requirement to register supervised activities
Article 122(1) and (2)Disqualification from registration as a child minder or person providing day care
Article 123(2)Registration of child minders and persons providing day care
Article 125(3)Requirements to be complied with by child minders
Article 126(4)Requirements to be complied with by persons providing day care
Article 127(4)Fees for replacement of certificate of registration
Article 136Regulations with respect to the employment of children
Article 137(3)Restrictions on children taking part in public performances
Article 138(5) and (7)Granting of licences for children to take part in public performances
Article 140(1)Requirement to keep and produce records of performances
Article 146(4)Application for a warrant to enter premises in connection with performances by children
Article 159(5) and (6)Appointment of a guardian of the fortune or estate of a child
Article 162(2)Disclaimer of appointment by a parent or guardian
Article 165Rules of court
Article 166(4), (11) and (14)Appeals against periodical payments orders and the transfer of proceedings to another court
Article 167(3)Attendance at court
Article 169(5), (6), (7) and (8)Admissibility of hearsay evidence
Article 170(1) and (5)Privacy for children involved in certain proceedings
Article 172(2) and (4)Legal aid, advice and assistance
Article 178(4)Search warrants
Article 180(2)Transfer of prescribed orders with the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands
Article 182Temporary exercise of functions of authorities by the Department
Paragraph 6(2) of Schedule 1, and Article 15(1) in so far as it relates to itProvisions relating to lump sums
Paragraph 10 of Schedule 3, and Article 54(2) in so far as it relates to itFunctions of an authority under a supervision order
Paragraphs 4(5) and 6(2) of Schedule 5, and Article 91(4) in so far as it relates to themExemptions from usual fostering limit and representations and complaints procedures
Schedule 7 and Article 164(5) in so far as it relates to itJurisdiction — proceedings and appeals

Article 2(3)

SCHEDULE 2Provisions of the 1995 Order not being brought into operation by this Order

Provisions of the 1995 OrderSubject matter
Article 149(1)(i)Inspection of schools providing accommodation
Article 176 Article 178 only in so far as it relates to Article 176Children accommodated in schools Search warrants
The following paragraphs of Schedule 9 and Article 185(1) in so far as it relates to them—Consequential amendments
paragraph 17Amendment to the Maintenance and Affiliation Orders Act (Northern Ireland) 1966
paragraph 109Amendment to the Domestic Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1980
The following repeals in Schedule 10 and Article 185(2) in so far as it relates to them—Repeals
the Domestic Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1980(1), Articles 25(1) and 26Variation and revocation of orders

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