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06 APR 2010

The Family Proceedings Courts (Children Act 1989) (Amendment) Rules 2010

TUES 06/04/2010 - These Rules amend the Family Proceedings Court (Children Act 1989) Rules 1991.

A new form (Form C110) is inserted for use when applying for a care order or supervision order and consequential amendments are made to Form C1 to reflect this.

Provision is made for Form C110 to have attached to it such of the documents specified in the Annex to that form as are available to ensure proceedings are not delayed by reason of a missing document.

A new rule 14A is inserted into the 1991 Rules and provides for the court to set the timetable for proceedings for a care order or supervision order in accordance with the Timetable for the Child as defined in that rule.

Rule 4 has been inserted to clarify the fact that a single justice can exercise the powers of the court in rule 16A(1)(g) to permit a Mckenzie friend and any other person to be present a directions appointment or hearing which that justice is conducting. Rule 8 makes similar provision in relation to a justices' clerk.

These Rules come into force on 6 April 2010.

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