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The Children Act, 1974

( ACT NO. XXXIX OF 1974 )

Factors to be taken into consideration in passing orders by Courts
15. For the purpose of any order which a Court has to pass under this Act, the Court shall have regard to the following factors:-
(a) the character and age of the child;
(b) the circumstances in which the child is living;
(c) the reports made by the Probation Officer; and
(d) such other matters as may, in the opinion of the Court, require to be taken into consideration in the interest of the child:
Provided that where a child is found to have committed an offence, the above factors shall be taken into consideration after the Court has recorded a finding against him to that effect.

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