Children Act 2001
F79[Powers of Court in criminal proceedings against child.
76A.— (1) In any criminal proceedings against a child the Court may exercise any of the following powers conferred on it by this Part, namely, power—
(a) under section 76B, to request the attendance of a representative of the F80[Child and Family Agency],
(b) under section 76C, to dismiss the case on its merits,
(c) under section 77, to direct the F80[Child and Family Agency] to convene a family welfare conference in respect of the child F81[…], or
(d) under section 78, to direct the probation and welfare service to arrange for the convening of a family conference in respect of the child.
(2) Subsection (1) is without prejudice to the power of the Court to deal with the case in any other way if it is satisfied that to do so would be in the interests of justice.]
Inserted by Criminal Justice Act 2006 (26/2006), s. 132, commenced (1.03.2007) except in so far as it relates to the insertion of s. 76A(1)(c), S.I. No. 65 of 2007; commenced (10.09.2007) in so far as it relates to the insertion of s. 76A(1)(c), S.I. No. 600 of 2007.
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.
Deleted (23.07.2007) by Child Care (Amendment) Act 2007 (26/2007), s. 16, S.I. No. 509 of 2007.