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Child Maintenance Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

Section 6: Supplementary provisions

Section 6 sets out the definition of “child” for the purposes of Part 1 (the same as for the Order) and makes provision for the Department to make regulations about when children are to be regarded as living apart from a parent or not, to ensure, for example, that children are not regarded as living apart from a parent simply because they are at boarding school. It also defines the Department’s “functions relating to child support”.

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