Children Act 2001
Power of court on receipt of report.
106.—(1) Where the court has considered any report requested pursuant to this Part, it shall deal with the case in accordance with section 98 .
(2) Before the court reaches a decision on the case, it may hear evidence from any person who prepared the report and from any person required under section 99(5) to attend the proceedings.
(3) The court shall also give a parent or guardian of the child concerned (or, if the child is married, his or her spouse), if present in court for the proceedings, or in his or her absence an adult relative or other adult accompanying the child, an opportunity to give evidence.
(4) The court may, on consideration of a probation officer’s report, request such other report or reports in writing, including medical, psychiatric or psychological reports, as would in its opinion assist it in dealing with the case.
(5) The F111 [ Director of the Probation and Welfare Service ] shall arrange for the preparation of any such other report or reports, which shall contain information on such matters as may be prescribed and on any matter that may be specifically requested by the court.