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Children Act 1989

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Orders for access to children in compulsory care

18(1)This paragraph applies to any access order—

(a)made under section 12C of the Child Care Act 1980 (access orders with respect to children in care of local authorities); and

(b)in force immediately before the commencement of Part IV.

(2)On and after the commencement of Part IV, the access order shall have effect as an order made under section 34 in favour of the person named in the order.

19(1)This paragraph applies where, immediately before the commencement of Part IV, an access order made under section 12C of the Act of 1980 was suspended by virtue of an order made under section 12E of that Act (suspension of access orders in emergencies).

(2)The suspending order shall continue to have effect as if this Act had not been passed.

(3)If—

(a)before the commencement of Part IV; and

(b)during the period for which the operation of the access order is suspended,

the local authority concerned made an application for its variation or discharge to an appropriate juvenile court, its operation shall be suspended until the date on which the application to vary or discharge it is determined or abandoned.

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