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Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011

Section 54 – Termination of order after maximum of 8 working days

56.This section establishes the maximum duration of child protection orders. Where a child protection order directs the removal of a child to a place of safety under section 37(2)(b), the order cannot remain effective beyond the eighth day after the child was removed to the place of safety. Where a child protection order does not direct the removal of a child to a place of safety the order cannot remain effective beyond the eighth working day after it was made. A child protection order ceases to have effect before that day on those instances when a Children’s Hearing arranged under section 69 begins or when notice is given under section 68(3) that no hearing will take place.

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