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The Emergency Protection Order (Transfer of Responsibilities) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Transfer of responsibilies under emergency protection orders

2.  Subject to regulation 5, where—

(a)an emergency protection order has been made with respect to a child;

(b)the applicant for the order was not the authority within whose area the child is ordinarily resident; and

(c)that authority is of the opinion that it would be in the child’s best interests for the applicant’s responsibilities under the order to be transferred to it,

that authority shall (subject to its having complied with the requirements imposed by regulation 3(1)) be treated, for the purposes of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995, as though it and not the original applicant had applied for, and been granted, the order.

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