Children Act 2001

PART 2

Family Welfare Conferences

Convening of family welfare conference.

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7.—(1) Where—

( a) F18 [ the F19 [ Child and Family Agency ] ] receives a direction from the Children Court under section 77 to convene a family welfare conference in respect of a child, or

(b) it appears F20 [ to the F19 [ Child and Family Agency ] that a child may require ] special care or protection which the child is unlikely to receive unless a court makes an order in respect of him or her under Part IVA (inserted by this Act) of the Act of 1991, F20 [ the F19 [ Child and Family Agency ] shall ] appoint a person (in this Part referred to as a “coordinator”) to convene on its behalf a family welfare conference in respect of the child.

F18 [ the F19 [ Child and Family Agency ] shall ] appoint a person (in this Part referred to as a “coordinator”) to convene on its behalf a family welfare conference in respect of the child.

(2) The coordinator shall act as chairperson of a family welfare conference.

(3) F18 [ The F19 [ Child and Family Agency ] ] may direct that a family welfare conference shall consider such matters in relation to the child as F18 [ the F19 [ Child and Family Agency ] ] considers appropriate.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F18

Substituted (1.01.2005) by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), s. 75 and sch. 7 part 11 item 2, S.I. No. 887 of 2004.

F19

Substituted (1.01.2014) by Child and Family Agency Act 2013 (40/2013), s. 97 and sch. 2 part 14 item 1, S.I. No. 502 of 2013.

F20

Substituted (1.01.2005) by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), s. 75 and sch. 7 part 11 item 2, S.I. No. 887 of 2004.

F21

Substituted by Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011 (19/2011), s. 28, not commenced as of date of revision.

Modifications (not altering text):

C9

Prospective affecting provision: subs. (1)(b) substituted by Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011 (19/2011), s. 28, not commenced as of date of revision.

7.—(1) ...

F21 [ ( b ) a family welfare conference is to be convened pursuant to section 23F (as amended by the Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011) of the Act of 1991, ]

C10

Prospective affecting provision: application of section extended by Child Care Act 1991 (17/1991), s. 23F(5), as substituted by Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011 (19/2011), s. 10, the latter not commenced as of date of revision.

Determination by Health Service Executive that child requires special care.

23F.— [ ...

(5) The Health Service Executive shall, subject to subsection (6), convene a family welfare conference in accordance with section 7 (as amended by the Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011) of the Act of 2001 if it is satisfied that there is reasonable cause to believe that the child requires special care, after having carried out the consultations in accordance with subsection (3) or not carried them out in accordance with subsection (4). ]