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Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007

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Reassessment

49Reassessment of needs for adoption support services

(1)This section applies where an adoption support plan is in force.

(2)Any relevant member aged 12 or over may require the local authority which prepared the plan to make a reassessment of the member’s needs for adoption support services.

(3)The authority, having regard to the results of that reassessment, must decide whether the needs of the member call for the provision of such services.

(4)Where the authority decides, by virtue of subsection (3), that the provision of adoption support services is called for, the authority must provide the services.

(5)Where the authority provides adoption support services under subsection (4), it must vary the adoption support plan to reflect any changes in the services the authority will provide.

(6)A relevant member (other than the person or persons with whom the child has been placed for adoption or the person who has, or persons who have, adopted the child) may not require a reassessment to be made under subsection (2) unless, in the opinion of the local authority, the member is capable of understanding the need for adoption support services.

(7)Where a local authority is making a reassessment of needs under this section, it must—

(a)do so in such manner as may be prescribed by regulations made by the Scottish Ministers, and

(b)have regard to such matters as may be so prescribed.

(8)In this section—

(a)any references to a reassessment of needs of a person are to be construed in accordance with subsection (6) of section 47,

(b)“relevant member” has the same meaning as in that section.

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