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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 257

Notices and other instruments to be written in other languages

257 Notices and other instruments to be written in other languages

(1) If:
(a) the Secretary is required, by or under this Act, to cause a notice or other instrument to be served on a person, and
(b) it appears to the Secretary that the person is not literate in the English language but is literate in another language,
the Secretary must, in so far as it is reasonably practicable, cause the notice or other instrument to be written in that other language.
(2) The notice or other instrument must be written in such a form that there is a reasonable expectation that its contents will be understood by the person on whom it is served.
(3) Failure to comply with subsection (1) does not invalidate any thing done under any other provision of this Act.



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