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Part 1SAdoption

Chapter 1SThe adoption service



(1)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make provision for or in connection with—

(a)determining in circumstances specified in the regulations which local authority is, or may become, responsible for—

(i)the provision of an adoption service,

(ii)the making of an assessment of needs under section 9(1)(a),

(b)determining the time at which, and the circumstances in which, a local authority's duty to provide an adoption service ends,

(c)specifying the circumstances in which a local authority may continue to provide an adoption service after the time determined by virtue of paragraph (b) has passed,

(d)specifying the arrangements a local authority may make when a person in respect of whom the authority provides, or has a power or a duty to provide, an adoption service moves outwith the authority's area,

(e)specifying the persons with whom such arrangements may be made,

(f)assessing the needs for adoption support services of persons who have moved or who intend to move—

(i)from one local authority area to another,

(ii)from outwith Scotland to Scotland.

(2)The power conferred by subsection (1) may be exercised so as to make different provision for different adoption services.

Commencement Information

I1S. 13 in force at 20.4.2009 for specified purposes by S.S.I. 2009/147, art. 2, Sch.

I2S. 13 in force at 28.9.2009 in so far as not already in force by S.S.I. 2009/267, arts. 1(2), 2 (with arts. 3-21) (as amended (7.5.2012) by S.S.I. 2012/99, art. 2)