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Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates' Courts Act 1978

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68Amendment of s. 36 of Children Act 1975

In section 36 of the [1975 c. 72.] Children Act 1975 (which gives the court power on the revocation of a custodianship order to commit the care of the child to a local authority) the following subsections shall be substituted for subsection (5)—

(5)Where the court makes an order under subsection (3)(a) the order may require either parent to make to the local authority or to the child such periodical payments, and for such term, as may be specified in the order; but the order shall only require payments to be made to the local authority while it has the care of the child.

(5A)An order made under subsection (3)(a) with reference to an illegitimate child shall not require the father of that child to make any payments to the local authority or to the child.

(5B)The court in deciding whether to exercise its powers under subsection (5) and, if so, in what manner, shall have regard to all the circumstances of the case including the matters to which the court is required to have regard under section 34A.

(5C)Section 34B shall apply in relation to an order under subsection (5) as it applies in relation to an order under section 34(1)(b)..

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