(1) No person shall be present during the hearing of any proceedings in a Youth Court relating to a child or young person except—
(a) officers of the court:
(b) the child or young person:
(c) the informant and any person, including any barrister or solicitor, conducting the proceedings against the child or young person:
(d) the parents or guardians or other person having the care of the child or young person:
(e) where a family group conference has been held under Part 4 in relation to the child or young person, a representative appointed by that family group conference:
(f) any barrister or solicitor or youth advocate representing the child or young person:
(g) any barrister or solicitor representing any parent or guardian of the child or young person:
(h) any youth justice co-ordinator:
(i) any social worker:
(j) any lay advocate who appears in support of the child or young person or any parent or guardian or other person having the care of the child or young person:
(l) accredited news media reporters:
(m) any other person whom the Judge permits to be present.
(2) Any witness shall leave the courtroom if asked to do so by the Judge.
(3) Nothing in this section limits any other power of the court to hear proceedings in private or to exclude any person from the court.
Compare: 1974 No 72 s 23; 1980 No 94 s 159(2), (3), (5)