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Children Act 1989

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75Protection of children in an emergency

(1)If—

(a)a local authority apply to the court for an order—

(i)cancelling a registered person’s registration;

(ii)varying any requirement imposed on a registered person under section 72 or 73; or

(iii)removing a requirement or imposing an additional requirement on such a person; and

(b)it appears to the court that a child who is being, or may be, looked after by that person, or (as the case may be) in accordance with the provision for day care made by that person, is suffering, or is likely to suffer, significant harm,

the court may make the order.

(2)Any such cancellation, variation, removal or imposition shall have effect from the date on which the order is made.

(3)An application under subsection (1) may be madeex parteand shall be supported by a written statement of the authority’s reasons for making it.

(4)Where an order is made under this section, the authority shall serve on the registered person, as soon as is reasonably practicable after the making of the order—

(a)notice of the order and of its terms; and

(b)a copy of the statement of the authority’s reasons which supported their application for the order.

(5)Where the court imposes or varies any requirement under subsection (1), the requirement, or the requirement as varied, shall be treated for all purposes, other than those of section 77, as if it had been imposed under section 72 or (as the case may be) 73 by the authority concerned.

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