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Adoption and Children Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Section 37: Other non-agency cases

In these cases, where notice of intention to adopt has been given or leave has been applied for under section 39(6) and the application has not been disposed of, the child may only be removed with the leave of the court or by an adoption authority or other person acting in exercise of a power conferred by any statutory provision other than Article 22(2) of the Children Order.

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