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Children Act 1989

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40(1)The Schedule to that Act (modifications of section 1 for children in certain cases) shall be amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph 1(1) for the words “or voluntary organisation” there shall be substituted “within the meaning of the Children Act 1989”.

(3)For paragraph 2(1) there shall be substituted—

(1)This paragraph applies in the case of a child who is—

(a)detained in a place of safety under section 16(3) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1969; or

(b)remanded to local authority accommodation under section 23 of that Act.

(4)In paragraph 3(1)—

(a)in paragraph (a) for the words “section 14 of the Children Act 1975” there shall be substituted “section 18 of the Adoption Act 1976”; and

(b)in paragraph (d) for the words “section 25 of the Children Act 1975 or section 53 of the Adoption Act 1958” there shall be substituted “section 55 of the Adoption Act 1976”.

(5)In paragraph 3(2)(a)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (i), for the words from “order or,” to “Children Act 1975” there shall be substituted “section 18 order or, if the section 18 order has been varied under section 21 of that Act so as to give parental responsibility to another agency”, and

(b)in sub-paragraph (ii), for the words “(c) or (e)” there shall be substituted “or (c)”.

(6)At the end of paragraph 3 there shall be added—

(3)Sub-paragraph (2) above shall be construed as if the references to the court included, in any case where the court is a magistrates' court, a reference to any magistrates' court acting for the same area as that court.

(7)For paragraph 5 there shall be substituted—

5In this Schedule—

(a)“adoption agency” and “adoption order” have the same meaning as in the Adoption Act 1976; and

(b)“area”, in relation to a magistrates' court, means the petty sessions area (within the meaning of the Justices of the Peace Act 1979) for which the court is appointed.

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