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Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

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72Orders which are kinship care orders

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(1)In section 71, “kinship care order” means—

(a)an order under section 11(1) of the 1995 Act which gives to a qualifying person the right mentioned in section 2(1)(a) of that Act in relation to a child,

(b)a residence order which has the effect that a child is to live with, or live predominantly with, a qualifying person, or

(c)an order under section 11(1) of the 1995 Act appointing a qualifying person as a guardian of a child.

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1), a “qualifying person” is a person who, at the time the order is made—

(a)is related to the child,

(b)is a friend or acquaintance of a person related to the child, or

(c)has such other relationship to, or connection with, the child as the Scottish Ministers may by order specify.

(3)But a parent of a child is not a “qualifying person” for the purposes of subsection (1).

(4)The references in subsection (2) to a person who is related to a child include a person who is—

(a)married to or in a civil partnership with a person who is related to the child,

(b)related to the child by the half blood.

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