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(1)A local authority—
(a)must, on the request of a person mentioned in any of paragraphs (a) to (i) of subsection (3) of section 1, make an assessment of the needs of the person for adoption support services,
(b)may, on the request of a person mentioned in paragraph (j) of that subsection, make an assessment of the needs of the person for such services.
(2)Where a local authority makes an assessment of the needs of a person for adoption support services under subsection (1), the authority must decide whether the needs of the person call for the provision of such services.
(3)A local authority making an assessment of needs under subsection (1) 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.
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