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The Family Proceedings Courts (Children Act 1989) (Amendment) Rules 2001

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3.  In rule 1(2)—

(a)at the appropriate places, insert—

(i)““children and family reporter” means an officer of the service who has been asked to prepare a welfare report under section 7(1)(a)(1);”;

(ii)“children’s guardian”—

(a)means an officer of the service appointed under section 41(2) for the child with respect to whom the proceedings are brought; but

(b)does not include such an officer appointed in relation to proceedings specified by rule 21A;; and

(iii)““officer of the service” has the same meaning as in the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000(3);”;

(b)omit the definition of “guardian ad litem”; and

(c)in the definition of “welfare officer”, for section 7 substitute “section 7(1)(b)”.

(1)

The Children Act 1989 (c. 41); section 7 is amended by the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (c. 43), Schedule 7, Part II, paragraphs 87 and 88.

(2)

1989 c. 41; section 41 was amended by the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c. 41), Schedule 16, paragraph 17 and is amended by the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (c. 43), Schedule 7, Part II, paragraphs 87 and 91 and Schedule 8.

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