§ 12.—(1) Any appointment of a person as guardian of a child which—
- (a) was made
- (i) under sections 3 to 5 of the Guardianship of Minors Act 1971;
- (ii) under section 38(3) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956; or
- (iii) under the High Court's inherent jurisdiction with respect to children; and
- (b) has taken effect before the commencement of section 5,
§ shall (subject to sub-paragraph (2)) be deemed, on and after the commencement of section 5, to be an appointment made and having effect under that section.
§ (2) Where an appointment of a person as guardian of a child has effect under section 5 by virtue of sub-paragraph (1)(a)(ii), the appointment shall not have effect for a period which is longer than any period specified in that order.