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Magistrates' Courts (Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Amendments consequential to the Family Homes and Domestic Violence (Northern Ireland) Order 1998(1)

4.—(1) For rule 25 there shall be substituted the following new rule—

Notification of Consent

25.(1) Consent for the purposes of—

(a)Article 16(3), or

(b)Article 33(3)(c) or (d), or

(c)Article 57A(2)(b)(ii), or

(d)Article 63A(2)(b)(ii)

may be given either orally in court or in writing signed by the person giving the consent.

(2) Any written consent given for the purposes of paragraph (2) of Article 57A or Article 63A shall include a statement that the person giving consent—

(a)is able and willing to give to the child the care which it would be reasonable to expect a parent to give him; and

(b)understands that the giving of consent could lead to the exclusion of the relevant person from the dwelling-house in which the child lives..

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