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PART 4 SPOLICE INVESTIGATORY AND OTHER POWERS

CHAPTER 5SGENERAL PROVISIONS

Prospective

72Wellbeing of childS

(1)This section applies where—

(a)a person is—

(i)exercising any function conferred by this Part, or

(ii)acting in pursuance of an order made or authorisation granted under this Part,

(b)under or by virtue of this Part, a court is making a decision about a matter to do with a child.

(2)In exercising the function, acting in pursuance of the order or authorisation or, as the case may be, making the decision, the person or court must treat the need to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of the child as a primary consideration.