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The Review of Children’s Cases Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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13.—(1) Where immediately before 4th November 1996 a child was being looked after or provided with accommodation by a responsible authority, regulation 3 shall have effect subject to paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) Where a child had been looked after or provided with accommodation by a responsible authority for less than 2 weeks before 4th November 1996 and—

(a)there has not been a review of the case, that child’s case shall be reviewed within 2 weeks of 4th November 1996 and thereafter in accordance with regulation 3(2);

(b)there has been a review of the case before 4th November 1996, that child’s case shall be reviewed thereafter in accordance with regulation 3(2).

(3) Where a child had been looked after or provided with accommodation by a responsible authority for 2 weeks or more, but for less than 3 months, before 4th November 1996 and—

(a)there has not been a review of the case, that child’s case shall be reviewed within 3 months of 4th November 1996 and thereafter at intervals of not more than 6 months after the date of the previous review;

(b)there has been a review of the case before 4th November 1996, that child’s case shall be reviewed thereafter at intervals of not more than 6 months after the date of the previous review.

(4) Where a child had been looked after or provided with accommodation by a responsible authority for 3 months or more, but for less than 6 months, before 4th November 1996 and—

(a)there has not been a review of the case, that child’s case shall be reviewed within 6 months of the day on which the child was first looked after or provided with accommodation and thereafter at intervals of not more than 6 months after the date of the previous review;

(b)there has been a review of the case by 4th November 1996, that child’s case shall be reviewed thereafter at intervals of not more than 6 months after the date of the previous review.

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