Child Care Act 1991

Presumption and determination of age.


32.In any application for an order under Part III, IV or VI, the court F240[, or for a special care order or an interim special care order under Part IVA (as amended by the Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011), the High Court)] shall make due inquiry as to the age of the person to whom the application relates and the age presumed or declared by the court F241[, or as the case may be, the High Court,] to be the age of that person shall, until the contrary is proved, for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to be the true age of that person.




Inserted (31.12.2017) by Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011 (19/2011), s. 18(a), S.I. No. 637 of 2017.


Inserted (31.12.2017) by Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011 (19/2011), s. 18(b), S.I. No. 637 of 2017.