Children and Family Relationships Act 2015


Additional powers of court in relation to applications under this Act

58. The Act of 1964 is amended by the insertion of the following section after section 12:

“Additional powers of court in relation to applications under this Act

12A. (1) In making any order under this Act, the court may impose such conditions as it considers to be necessary in the best interests of the child.

(2) The court may, where it considers it necessary and appropriate in order to protect the best interests of the child, including his or her right to the care and custody of both of his or her parents, impose conditions in relation to the holding of the passport of a child.

(3) The conditions referred to in subsection (2) include that a passport may be retained by the court or held by a specified person and may be released subject to such further conditions as may be determined by the court.

(4) Where, in any proceedings pursuant to this Part, it appears to the court that it may be appropriate for a care order or a supervision order to be made with respect to a child concerned in the proceedings, the court may, of its own motion, or on the application of any person, adjourn the proceedings and make such directions under section 20 of the Child Care Act 1991 as the court may deem appropriate.”.