Search Legislation

Domestic Abuse and Civil Proceedings Act (Northern Ireland) 2021

 Help about what version

What Version

 Help about opening options

Opening Options

Status:

Prospective version(s) available. Help about Status

Close

Status

The version on screen is currently in force, but there is a version available (prospective version) to show how it could change.

The prospective version will remain prospective until a date is appointed by an appropriate person or body to bring those changes into force.

To see the prospective version, use the Show Timeline of Changes feature under ‘Advanced Features’.

Commencement Orders listed in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ box as not yet applied may bring changes and effects in the prospective version into force.

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

Information-sharing with schools etc.
This section has no associated Explanatory Notes

26.—(1) The Department of Justice may by regulations make provision—

(a)enabling or requiring a relevant person to inform a designated person in relation to an education provider of an incident of domestic abuse concerning a child who is a pupil or a student of the education provider,

(b)for the purpose of or in connection with functions exercisable by a relevant person or a designated person accordingly.

(2) Here—

(a)a relevant person is a person of a description (or acting in a particular capacity) specified in regulations under this section,

(b)a designated person in relation to an education provider is a person of a description (or acting in a particular capacity) specified in regulations under this section,

(c)an education provider is—

(i)a school or a college,

(ii)a non-school body which provides pre-school education (or any facility or setting at which pre-school education is provided), or

(iii)any other body or facility which provides education or training of any kind (or any facility or setting at which education or training of any kind is provided),

(d)an incident is one whether alleged or proved,

(e)a child is a person under 18 years of age.

(3) A relevant person, as may be referred to in regulations under this section, must be a person who has functions of a public nature.

(4) Regulations under this section may include provision—

(a)describing what is to be regarded as an incident of domestic abuse concerning a child,

(b)concerning—

(i)pupils or students generally, or particular categories of pupil or student,

(ii)education providers generally, or particular categories of provider (or particular facilities or settings within different categories),

(c)stating who is to be regarded as a pupil or a student of an education provider,

(d)setting out circumstances in or reasons for which—

(i)a relevant person may or must give information to a designated person or a designated person may or must give information to a relevant person,

(ii)a different person (including of a description specified) may or must give information to a relevant person or a designated person,

(e)with respect to information—

(i)regulating or limiting the use or disclosure of information by a relevant person or a designated person,

(ii)specifying offences and penalties for unauthorised use or disclosure of information.

(5) Regulations under this section may include provision involving such further matters as the Department of Justice considers appropriate.

(6) Regulations under this section may include provision amending statutory provisions (as construed in accordance with section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954).

(7) Regulations under this section may not be made unless a draft of the regulations has been laid before and approved by a resolution of the Assembly.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made): The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Show Explanatory Notes for Sections: Displays relevant parts of the explanatory notes interweaved within the legislation content.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Notes

Text created by the Northern Ireland Assembly department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes accompany all Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources