Explanatory Memorandum

Children (Emergency Protection Orders) Act (Northern Ireland) 2007

2007 CHAPTER 3

14 December 2007


1.These Explanatory Notes relate to the Children (Emergency Protection Orders) Act (Northern Ireland) 2007 which received Royal Assent on 14 December 2007. They have been prepared by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (“the Department”) in order to assist the reader in understanding the Act. They do not form part of the Act and have not been endorsed by the Assembly.

2.The Notes need to be read in conjunction with the Act. They do not, and are not meant to be, a comprehensive description of the Act. So where a section or part of a section or Schedule does not seem to require an explanation or comment, none is given.