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Children Act 1989

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Appeals

8(1)A person aggrieved by—

(a)a requirement imposed under paragraph 6;

(b)a refusal of consent under section 68;

(c)a prohibition imposed under section 69;

(d)a refusal to cancel such a prohibition;

(e)a refusal to make an exemption under paragraph 4 of Schedule 7;

(f)a condition imposed in such an exemption; or

(g)a variation or cancellation of such an exemption,

may appeal to the court.

(2)The appeal must be made within fourteen days from the date on which the person appealing is notified of the requirement, refusal, prohibition, condition, variation or cancellation.

(3)Where the appeal is against—

(a)a requirement imposed under paragraph 6;

(b)a condition of an exemption imposed under paragraph 4 of Schedule 7; or

(c)a variation or cancellation of such an exemption,

the requirement, condition, variation or cancellation shall not have effect while the appeal is pending.

(4)Where it allows an appeal against a requirement or prohibition, the court may, instead of cancelling the requirement or prohibition—

(a)vary the requirement, or allow more time for compliance with it; or

(b)if an absolute prohibition has been imposed, substitute for it a prohibition on using the premises after such time as the court may specify unless such specified requirements as the local authority had power to impose under paragraph 6 are complied with.

(5)Any requirement or prohibition specified or substituted by a court under this paragraph shall be deemed for the purposes of Part IX (other than this paragraph) to have been imposed by the local authority under paragraph 6 or (as the case may be) section 69.

(6)Where it allows an appeal against a refusal to make an exemption, a condition imposed in such an exemption or a variation or cancellation of such an exemption, the court may—

(a)make an exemption;

(b)impose a condition; or

(c)vary the exemption.

(7)Any exemption made or varied under sub-paragraph (6), or any condition imposed under that sub-paragraph, shall be deemed for the purposes of Schedule 7 (but not for the purposes of this paragraph) to have been made, varied or imposed under that Schedule.

(8)Nothing in sub-paragraph (1)(e) to (g) confers any right of appeal on—

(a)a person who is, or would be if exempted under Schedule 7, a local authority foster parent; or

(b)a person who is, or would be if so exempted, a person with whom a child is placed by a voluntary organisation.

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