Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 No 157
189 Furnishing of draft reports to Minister
(1) The Children’s Guardian is to provide the Minister with a
draft of each of the reports that are to be furnished to the Presiding
Officers under this Part.
(2) The draft reports are to be provided to the Minister at least one
month (or other period agreed by the Minister) before they are furnished to
the Presiding Officers.
(3) The Minister may provide the Children’s Guardian with any
comments the Minister wishes to make in relation to a draft report, and may
require the Children’s Guardian to consult further in relation to
(4) The Children’s Guardian is not bound to amend the report in
light of any comments made by the Minister, but must, before finalising the
report, consider any comment that was provided to the Children’s
Guardian by the Minister before the report is furnished to the Presiding