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In section 16 (victim’s right to receive information concerning release etc. of offender) of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 7)—
(a)in subsection (5)(b)(ii), after the word “sub-paragraph” in the second place where it occurs there is inserted “and as if in paragraph (a)(ii) of the said section 14(6) (as it applies by virtue of that sub-paragraph) the words “, immediately before the offence (or apparent offence) was perpetrated, cared” were “cares””,
(b)after subsection (6) there is added—
“(7)Where, but for section 14(8) (as it applies in relation to subsection (5)(a)), information would—
(a)under subsection (1) (as read with subsection (5)(a)); and
(b)by virtue of section 14(10)(c) to (e) and (g) to (i) (as it applies in relation to subsection (5)(a)),
fall to be given to a child who has not attained the age of fourteen years, that information is to be given instead to a person who cares for the child.
(8)In subsection (7), the reference to a person who cares for the child is to be construed in accordance with section 2(28) of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 8).”.
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