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Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 11 - Urgent provision

48.While section 9 makes provision for assessment of needs for adoption support services of persons mentioned in section 1(3), section 11(1) allows a local authority that considers that such a person requires adoption support services as a matter of urgency to provide these services without first carrying out an assessment of the person’s need for support.

49.Where support has been provided under this section without an assessment of needs, subsection (2) places a duty on a local authority to carry out such an assessment as soon as is practicable after the support has been provided. This does not apply where a service is provided without an assessment of needs under section 10(2)(b).

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