Updated to 29 October 2018 (Act No. 25 of 2018 and S.I. No. 447 of 2018)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
S. 1-3 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(a)
Ss. 4-42 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1
S. 43(a)(i), (ii) 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(b)
S. 43(a)(iii) Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1
s. 43(a)(iv) other than insofar as that section inserts the definitions of "Act of 2015" and "donor-conceived child" in s. 2 of the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 (7/1964) 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(b)
s. 43(a)(iv) insofar as that section inserts the definitions of "Act of 2015" and "donor-conceived child" in s. 2 of the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 (7/1964) Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1
S. 43(b), (c) 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(b)
Ss. 44-46 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(b)
S. 47 insofar as it is not already in operation 2 November 2017 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 474 of 2017), art. 3(a)
S. 47(c) other than insofar as section 6(4) of the Act of 1964, amended by that paragraph, relates to section 6(1A) of the Act of 1964 31 July 2017 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 355 of 2017), art. 3
S. 48 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(b)
S. 49 insofar as that section inserts s. 6B in the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 (7/1964) and insofar as s. 6F of the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 (7/1964), inserted by that section, relates to s. 6B(3) of the  Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 (7/1964) Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1
S. 49 other than insofar as that section inserts s. 6B in the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 (7/1964) and insofar as s. 6F of the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 (7/1964), inserted by that section, relates to s. 6B(3) of the  Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 (7/1964) 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(b)
S. 50 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(b)
S. 51 insofar as section 8 of the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 (7/1964), amended by that section, relates to section 6B of that Act  Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1
S. 51 other than insofar as section 8 of the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 (7/1964), amended by that section, relates to section 6B of that Act  18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(b)
Ss. 52-63 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(b)
S. 64, 65 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1
S. 66 insofar as paragraph (c) of that section relates to the insertion of subsection (2)(b) in section 27A of the Act of 1965 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1
S. 66 other than insofar as paragraph (c) of that section relates to the insertion of subsection (2)(b) in section 27A of the Act of 1965 2 November 2017 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 474 of 2017), art. 3(b)
S. 67 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1
S. 68 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016). art. 3(c)
S. 69 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1
S. 70 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(c)
S. 71 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1
S. 72(a) Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1
S. 72(b) 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(d)
Ss. 73, 74 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(d)
S. 75 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1
S. 76 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(d)
S. 77 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1
S. 78 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(d)
Ss. 79 insofar as that section inserts the definitions of "Act of 2015", "donor-conceived child", "parent" and "second parent" Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1
Ss. 79 other than insofar as that section inserts the definitions of "Act of 2015", "donor-conceived child", "parent" and "second parent" 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(e)
S. 80 insofar as ss. 35(1)(b), (1A), (1B) and (8) of the Status of Children Act 1987 (26/1987) amended by that section relate to a "second parent" Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1
S. 80 other than insofar as ss. 35(1)(b), (1A), (1B) and (8) of the Status of Children Act 1987 (26/1987) amended by that section relate to a "second parent" 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(e)
S. 81 insofar as that section inserts the definitions of "Act of 2015", "DAHR procedure", "donor-conceived child" and "parent" Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1
S. 81 other than insofar as that section inserts the definitions of "Act of 2015", "DAHR procedure", "donor-conceived child" and "parent" 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(e)
Ss. 82-88 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(e)
Ss. 89-91 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(f)
Ss. 92-99 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1
S. 100 1 July 2015 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Part 10) (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 263 of 2015), art. 2
Ss. 101-134 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1
S. 135 insofar as paragraph (a) of the definition of "dependent child of the civil partners", inserted by that section in section 2 of the Act of 2010, relates to a dependent child adopted by both civil partners under the Adoption Act 2010 2 November 2017 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 474 of 2017), art. 3(c)
S. 135 other than insofar as paragraph (a) of the definition of "dependent child of the civil partners" inserted by that section in s. 2 of the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 relates to a dependent child of both civil partners or adopted by both civil partners under the Adoption Act 2010 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(g)
S. 136-150 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(h)
S. 151 insofar as subsection (2), inserted by that section 113 of the Act of 2010, relates to section 6B of the Act of 1964 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1
S. 151 other than insofar as subsection (2), inserted by that section 113 of the Act of 2010, relates to section 6B of the Act of 1964 2 November 2017 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 474 of 2017), art. 3(d)
S. 152-172 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(i)
S. 173-175 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(j)
Ss. 176, 177 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1
S. 178-180 18 January 2016 Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 12 of 2016), art. 3(j)

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
S. 4(a)(ii) amended Children and Family Relationships (Amendment) Act 2018 (20/2018), ss. 2, 5(2)
S. 5(1)(b) amended Marriage Act 2015 (No. 35 of 2015), ss. 1(2), 23(a)
S. 5(8)(a) amended Marriage Act 2015 (No. 35 of 2015), ss. 1(2), 23(a)
S. 5(8)(b) amended Marriage Act 2015 (No. 35 of 2015), ss. 1(2), 23(a)
S. 9(3)(d) amended Marriage Act 2015 (No. 35 of 2015), ss. 1(2), 23(b)
S. 11(1) amended Marriage Act 2015 (No. 35 of 2015), ss. 1(2), 23(c)
S. 11(3)(a) amended Marriage Act 2015 (No. 35 of 2015), ss. 1(2), 23(c)
S. 14(7) amended Children and Family Relationships (Amendment) Act 2018 (20/2018), ss. 3, 5(2)
S. 16(7) amended Children and Family Relationships (Amendment) Act 2018 (20/2018), ss. 4, 5(2)
S. 25(3)(b)(ii) amended Marriage Act 2015 (No. 35 of 2015), ss. 1(2), 23(d)
S. 27(5)(e) amended Marriage Act 2015 (No. 35 of 2015), ss. 1(2), 23(e)
Ss. 101-134 deleted Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017, s. 2(2)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 21 District Court (Children and Family Relationships Act 2015) Rules 2016 (S.I. No. 17 of 2016)