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Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007

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SCHEDULE 2Minor and consequential amendments

(introduced by section 120(1))

This schedule has no associated Explanatory Notes

Succession (Scotland) Act 1964 (c. 41)

1(1)The Succession (Scotland) Act 1964 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 23 (treatment of adopted person for purposes of succession etc.)—

(a)in subsection (3), after “1978” insert “or in the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4)”, and

(b)in subsection (5)—

(i)the words from “has” to “this Act)” become paragraph (a) of that subsection, and

(ii)after that paragraph, insert ; and

(b)includes an adoption order within the meaning of section 28(1) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4);.

(3)In subsection (1) of section 37 (exclusion of certain matters from operation of Act), after “1978” insert “or the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4)”.

Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 (c. 49)

2(1)The Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 5 (powers of Scottish Ministers)—

(a)in subsection (1B), after paragraph (p) insert—

(q)the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4).,

(b)in subsection (2)(c), for “and (p)” substitute “, (p) and (q)”, and

(c)in subsection (5), for the words from “has” to the end of the subsection substitute “means a person who is under the age of 18.”.

(3)In subsection (1)(b) of section 6A (inquiries), for “section 65 of the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978” substitute “section 119(1) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4)”.

(4)In subsection (3A) of section 10 (assistance to voluntary organisations etc. for social work), after “adoption” insert “support”.

Foster Children (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 56)

3In subsection (5)(a) of section 2 of the Foster Children (Scotland) Act 1984 (exceptions to section 1), for “section 1 of the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978” substitute “section 119(1) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4)”.

Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985 (c. 60)

4In paragraph 5 of Schedule 3 to the Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985 (custody orders), after sub-paragraph (vi), insert—

(vii)an adoption order (as defined in section 28(1) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4);

(viii)a permanence order (as defined in subsection (2) of section 80 of that Act) which includes provision such as is mentioned in paragraph (c) of that subsection..

Family Law Act 1986 (c. 55)

5In subsection (1)(b) of section 1 of the Family Law Act 1986 (orders to which Part 1 applies), after sub-paragraph (ix), insert—

(x)an adoption order (as defined in section 28(1) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4);

(xi)a permanence order (as defined in subsection (2) of section 80 of that Act) which includes provision such as is mentioned in paragraph (c) of that subsection.

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 (c. 37)

6In subsection (10) of section 30 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 (parental orders in favour of gamete donors), after “1987” add “and the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4)”.

Child Support Act 1991 (c. 48)

7In subsection (3) of section 26 of the Child Support Act 1991 (disputes about parentage), after “1978” insert “or Chapter 3 of Part 1 of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4)”.

Civil Evidence (Family Mediation) (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 6)

8In sub-paragraph (iii) of section 2(1)(d) of the Civil Evidence (Family Mediation) (Scotland) Act 1995 (exceptions to general rule of inadmissibility), for the words from “an” to the end of the sub-paragraph substitute “the making of an adoption order (as defined in section 29(1) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4))”.

Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 36)

9(1)The Children (Scotland) Act 1995 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 11 (court orders relating to parental responsibilities etc.)—

(a)in subsection (4)—

(i)for “(3)(a)(iii)” substitute “(3)(ab)”, and

(ii)after paragraph (a) insert “or”,

(b)in subsection (5), after “(3)(a)” insert “and (ab)”, and

(c)in subsection (6), for the words from “have” to the end substitute “has the meaning given by section 119 of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4)”.

(3)In subsection (1) of section 15 (interpretation of Part 1), in the definition of “parent”, after “30” insert “and Chapter 3 of Part 1 of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4)”.

(4)In subsection (6) of section 17 (duty of local authority to child looked after by authority)—

(a)the word “or” after paragraph (c) is repealed, and

(b)after paragraph (d) add ; or

(e)in respect of whom a permanence order has, on an application by them under section 80 of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4), been made and has not ceased to have effect..

(5)In section 44 (prohibition of publication of proceedings at children’s hearing), at end insert—

(6)The requirements of subsection (1) do not apply in relation to the publication by or on behalf of a local authority or an adoption agency (within the meaning of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4)) of information about a child for the purposes of making arrangements in relation to the child under this Act or that Act..

(6)In subsection (2) of section 54 (reference to the Principal Reporter by court)—

(a)in paragraph (c), for the words from “Adoption” to the end of the paragraph, substitute “Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4)”, and

(b)after that paragraph, insert—

(ca)proceedings for the making, variation or revocation of a permanence order under that Act in respect of a child who is not subject to a supervision requirement;.

(7)In section 73 (duration and review of supervision requirement)—

(a)in subsection (4), in paragraph (c), for the words from “applying” in sub-paragraph (i) to the end of that paragraph substitute—

(i)applying under section 80 of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4) (“the 2007 Act”) for a permanence order;

(ii)applying under section 92 of the 2007 Act for variation of such an order;

(iii)applying under section 93 of the 2007 Act for amendment of such an order;

(iv)applying under section 98 of the 2007 Act for revocation of such an order; or

(v)placing the child for adoption,

and they intend to make any such application or to place the child for adoption.,

(b)after that subsection insert—

(4A)The Scottish Ministers may make regulations specifying by reference to the occurrence of an event or events described in the regulations the period of time during which a referral under subsection (4)(c) is to be made.,

(c)in subsection (5), for “section 12 of the said Act of 1978” substitute “section 29 or 30 of the 2007 Act”,

(d)in subsection (8), in paragraph (a), after sub-paragraph (iv) insert—

(iva)the case has been referred to him under section 96(3) or 106 of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4),,

(e)in subsection (13)—

(i)for the words from “section”, where it first occurs, to “1978” substitute “section 80 of the 2007 Act”, and

(ii)for “section 12” substitute “section 29 or 30”,

(f)after subsection (13) insert—

(13A)A report drawn up under subsection (13) shall be in such form as may be prescribed by the Scottish Ministers., and

(g)in subsection (14), for the words from “section”, where it first occurs, to “1978”, substitute “section 29, 30 or 80 of the 2007 Act”.

(8)In subsection (2) of section 93 (interpretation of Part 2), after paragraph (b) of the definition of “relevant person” insert—

(ba)any person in whom parental responsibilities or parental rights are vested by, under or by virtue of a permanence order (as defined in section 80(2) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4));.

(9)In paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section 101 (panel for curators ad litem, reporting officers and safeguarders), for “under section 58 of the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978” substitute “by virtue of section 108 of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4)”.

(10)In paragraph 4 of Schedule 3 (transitional provisions and savings), for sub-paragraph (e) substitute—

(e)the making of an adoption order (as defined in section 28(1) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4)) in respect of the child;

(f)the making of a permanence order (as defined in subsection (2) of section 80 of that Act) which includes provision such as is mentioned in paragraph (c) of that subsection in respect of the child..

Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999 (c. 18)

10In section 1 of the Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999 (regulations giving effect to the Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption), after subsection (6) add—

(7)References in this section to enactments include references to Acts of the Scottish Parliament..

Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 8)

11(1)The Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section 21 (offences in relation to registration under Part 1), for “section 11 of the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978 (c. 28)” substitute “section 75(1), (3) or (4) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4)”.

(3)In paragraph (b) of subsection (6) of section 25 (inspections), at the end of the paragraph add “or section 8 or 37 of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4)”.

(4)In subsection (1) of section 77 (interpretation), in paragraph (a) of the definition of “child”, for “in section 65(1) of the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978 (c. 28)” substitute “by section 119(1) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4)”.

Adoption and Children Act 2002 (c. 38)

12In paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section 123 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (restriction on advertisements etc.), after “(N.I. 22)” insert “or section 60 or 75 of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4)”.

Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005 (c. 5)

13In section 745 of the Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005—

(a)in paragraph (a), for the words from “or”, where it first occurs, to “court)” substitute “which is an excepted payment by virtue of paragraph (a) or (c) of subsection (2) of section 73 of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4),”,

(b)in paragraph (b), for the words from “under” to the end of the paragraph, substitute “which are excepted payments by virtue of paragraph (b) of that subsection,”, and

(c)in paragraph (d), for “section 51A” substitute “section 71”.

Joint Inspection of Children’s Services and Inspection of Social Work Services (Scotland) Act 2006 (asp 3)

14In subsection (2) of section 7 of the Joint Inspection of Children’s Services and Inspection of Social Work Services (Scotland) Act 2006 (interpretation), after paragraph (p) add—

(q)the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 4);.

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