Children Act 2001

Children in care of health board.


268.—While a child is in the care of F244[the F245[Child and Family Agency]] pursuant to any provision of this Act, F244[the F245[Child and Family Agency]] shall—

(a) have the like control over the child as if it were his or her parent, and

(b) do what is reasonable (subject to the provisions of this Act) in all the circumstances of the case for the purpose of safeguarding or promoting the child’s health, development or welfare.




Substituted (1.01.2005) by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), s. 75 and sch. 7 part 11 item 20, S.I. No. 887 of 2004.


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.