Protection of Children (Hague Convention) Act 2000

Provision of reports.

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10.—The Central Authority, if requested pursuant to Article 31, 32 or 34 to provide information relating to a child, may, without prejudice to the generality of the powers conferred on it by this Act, request—

( a) a probation and welfare officer to make a report to it in writing with respect to any matter relating to the child which appears to it to be relevant,

( b) a health board to arrange for a suitably qualified person to make such a report to it,

( c) the registrar or clerk of any court to which a written report relating to the child has been made to send it a copy of the report, or

( d) any holder of a public office or body financed wholly or partly by means of moneys provided by the Oireachtas to provide it with any information in the possession or procurement of the holder or body which would assist in discovering the whereabouts of the child,

and any such request shall be duly complied with.