Child Care Act 1991

F104 [ Special care.

23C

23C. In this Part special care means the provision, to a child, of

( a ) care which addresses

(i) his or her behaviour and the risk of harm it poses to his or her life, health, safety, development or welfare, and

(ii) his or her care requirements,

and includes medical and psychiatric assessment, examination and treatment, and

( b ) educational supervision,

in a special care unit in which the child is detained and requires for its provision a special care order or an interim special care order directing the F105 [ Child and Family Agency ] to detain the child in a special care unit, which the F105 [ Child and Family Agency ] considers appropriate for the child, for the purpose of such provision and may, during the period for which the special care order or interim special care order has effect, include the release of the child from the special care unit

(i) in accordance with section 23NF , and

(ii) where the release is required for the purposes of section 23D or 23E , in accordance with section 23NG . ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F104

Part IVA (ss. 23A-23NP) substituted and inserted (31.12.2017) by Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011 (19/2011), s. 10, S.I. No. 637 of 2017, subject to transitional provisions in s. 48.

F105

Substituted (1.01.2014) by Child and Family Agency Act 2013 (40/2013), s. 97 and sch. 2, part 4 item 1, S.I. No. 502 of 2013.

Editorial Notes:

E62

Previous affecting provision: subs. (1) amended (1.01.2014) by Child and Family Agency Act 2013 (40/2013), s. 97 and sch. 2, part 4 item 2, S.I. No. 502 of 2013; section substituted as per F-note above.

E63

Previous affecting provision: “Health Service Executive” substituted (1.01.2005) for “health board” in subss. (2)(b), (3) by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), s. 75 and sch. 7 part 6 item 23, S.I. No. 887 of 2004; substituted as per F-note above.

E64

Previous affecting provision: Part IVA (ss. 23A-23N) inserted (23.09.2004) by Children Act 2001 (24/2001), s. 16, S.I. No. 548 of 2004 (s. 23D commenced (23.07.2007) by S.I. No. 524 of 2007 and repealed on the same date); substituted as per F-note above.