International Protection Act 2015

58.

Situation of vulnerable persons

58.      (1) In the application of sections 53 to 57 due regard shall be had to the specific situation of vulnerable persons such as persons under the age of 18 years (whether or not accompanied), disabled persons, elderly persons, pregnant women, single parents with children under the age of 18 years, victims of human trafficking, persons with mental disorders and persons who have been subjected to torture, rape, or other serious forms of psychological, physical or sexual violence.

(2) In the application of sections 53 to 57 in relation to a person who has not attained the age of 18 years, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration.