Children Act 2001

Procedure at conference.


10.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Part or any regulations under section 15 , a family welfare conference may regulate its procedure in such manner as it thinks fit.

(2) Subject to any direction of the Children Court pursuant to section 77 , a family welfare conference may be adjourned to a time and place to be determined by it.

(3) The coordinator of a family welfare conference shall ensure, as far as practicable, that any information and advice required by the conference to carry out its functions are made available to it.

F29 [ (4) The procedure referred to in subsection (1) shall

( a ) be consistent with fairness and natural justice, and

( b ) include a procedure for consulting with the child and for ascertaining the wishes of the child in respect of whom the conference, referred to in subsection (1) , has been convened. ]




Inserted (31.12.2017) by Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011 (19/2011), s. 30, S.I. No. 637 of 2017.