Section 34   [ View Judgements ]

Circumstances to be taken into consideration in making orders

In making any order in respect of a child under this Act a competent authority shall take into consideration the following circumstances; namely:

(a) the age of the child;

(b) the circumstances in which the child has been living

(c) the reports made by the Probation Officer;

(d) the religious persuasion of the child:

(e) such other circumstances as may, in the opinion of the competent authority require to be taken into consideration in the interest of the child:

Provided that in the case of a delinquent child, the above circumstances shall be taken into consideration after the Childrens Court has recorded a finding that the child has committed an offence;

Provided further that if no report of the Probation Officer is received within ten weeks of his being informed under Section 20 it shall be open to the Childrens Court to proceed without it.

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