Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [HL]

Explanatory Notes


15. The Act will come into force on the day on which it is passed.

16. The policy and public interest justification for proposing that the Bill should come into force on Royal Assent is to ensure that, if any FGMPO proceedings were ongoing at the time that the legislation was passed, the Family Court and the High Court would have the power to make interim care and supervision orders in those proceedings, without separate proceedings having to be issued, so that the level of immediately available protection given to any children at risk of significant harm could be increased.   


Prepared 26th March 2019