Status of Children Act 1969

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Reprint as at 20 September 2007

Status of Children Act 1969

Public Act1969 No 18
Date of assent22 August 1969


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

This Act is administered in the Ministry of Justice.



Children of equal status whether or not parents are or have been married to each other

Prior instruments and intestacies

Presumptions as to parenthood

Grant of letters of administration and distribution of estates and property held upon trust


Miscellaneous provisions

Preliminary provisions

Rule about maternity

Rule about when non-donor partner is parent

Rules about donors of genetic material

Rights and liabilities if non partner donor later becomes mother's partner

Miscellaneous provisions

Reprint notes

  • The Title was repealed, as from 1 July 2005, by section 3 Status of Children Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 91).