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Act of Sederunt (Child Care and Maintenance Rules) 1997

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3.25  In this Part, “application” means an application for a child assessment order in terms of section 55 of the Act.

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3.26  An application shall be made in Form 45.


3.27—(1) After hearing parties and allowing such further procedure as he thinks fit, the sheriff shall make an order granting or refusing the application.

(2) Where an order is made granting the application, that order shall be made in Form 46 and shall contain the information specified therein.

(3) Where the sheriff, in terms of section 55(2) of the Act, has decided to make a child protection order pursuant to an application, rules 3.31 to 3.33 shall apply.


3.28  The local authority shall intimate the grant or refusal of an application to such persons, if any, as the sheriff directs.

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