Children Act 2001

Procedure by summons.


64.—(1) Where proceedings in respect of an offence alleged to have been committed by a child are to be commenced by the issue of a summons, the child’s parents or guardian may be named in the summons and, if named, shall be required to appear at the sitting of the court specified in the summons.

(2) Where the summons names the child’s parents or guardian, it shall also specify the provisions of section 91 concerning non-attendance, without reasonable excuse, of a parent or guardian at the specified sitting of the court.