Updated to 21 July 2022 (Act No. 10 of 2022 and S.I. No. 301 of 2022)

Children Act 1997
No. 40 of 1997

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1 - 10 9 January 1998 Commenced pursuant to s. 1(2)
S. 11 in so far as it inserts ss. 19, 23-25, 27, 30 into the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 9 January 1998 Commenced pursuant to s. 1(2)
S. 11 in so far as it inserts ss. 20, 21, 22, 29 into the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 1 January 1999 Children Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 433 of 1998), art. 2
S. 11 in so far as it inserts ss. 26, 28 into the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s.1(3)
Ss. 12 - 18 9 January 1998 Commenced pursuant to s. 1(2)
Ss. 19 - 28 1 January 1999 Children Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 433 of 1998), art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Forms and procedures prescribed S.I. No. 510 of 2001
Trans. of functns. under. 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 4, 58, 59 (1) (2) (3), sch. 3
S. 21(3) references construed 13/2021, s. 4(1), schedule 1
S. 28(2) references construed 13/2021, s. 4(2), schedule 2

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act