Explanatory Memorandum

Children (Leaving Care) Act (Northern Ireland) 2002

2002 CHAPTER 11

22 November 2002


1.These Explanatory Notes relate to the Children (Leaving Care) Act (Northern Ireland) 2002. They have been prepared by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety 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 are not, and are not meant to be, a comprehensive description of the Act. So where a section or part of a section does not seem to require explanation or comment, none is given.