Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. On the true interpretation of s 38(4) of the Children Act 1989, as amended, no interim care, or supervision, order would endure beyond the date of a child's 17th birthday or the date of a child's marriage, if aged 16. Interim care, and supervision, orders made for a period during which the child turned either 17 or got married (if aged 16) were impermissible. Accordingly, the Family Division held that an interim care order made in respect of a child, Q, who was aged 16, would cease to have effect on the day that he turned 17.