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The Children (Allocation of Proceedings) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Transfer from a family care centre to a family proceedings court or other court of summary jurisdiction

12.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3) a family care centre shall transfer to a family proceedings court before trial, proceedings which were transferred by that court under Article 5 where it considers that the criterion cited by the court as the reason for transfer does not apply.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3) a family care centre shall transfer to a court of summary jurisdiction, before trail, proceedings which were transferred by that court under Article 8 where it considers that the criterion cited by the court as the reason for transfer does not apply.

(3) A family care centre shall only transfer proceedings in accordance with paragraphs (1) or (2) where, having regard to the principle set out in Article 3(2) of the 1995 Order, it considers it in the interests of the child to do so.

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