Status of Children Act 1987

Amendment of section 6 of the Act of 1976.


19.Section 6 of the Act of 1976 is hereby amended in subsection (3)—

(a) by the deletion of “of the family” where it first occurs, and

(b) by the substitution of “for the purposes of the order” for “of the family” where it last occurs,

and the said subsection, as so amended, is set out in the Table to this section.


(3) That part of a maintenance order which provides for the support of a dependent child shall stand discharged when the child ceases to be a dependent child by reason of his attainment of the age of sixteen years or twenty-one years, as the ease may be, and shall be discharged by the Court, on application to it under subsection (1) of this section, if it is satisfied that the child has for any reason ceased to be a dependent child for the purposes of the order.