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The Adoption Agencies (Scotland) Regulations 1996

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Regulations 8, 9

SCHEDULE 2

PART 1PARTICULARS RELATING TO THE CHILD

1.  Name, sex, date and place of birth and address.

2.  Whether the child’s father was married to his mother at the time of birth or subsequently. If they have not married, whether he has any parental responsibilities and rights through an order or an agreement.

3.  Nationality and race.

4.  Physical description.

5.  Details of any court orders relating to the child, including residence, maintenance, or parental contact or court orders awarding or depriving any person of the parental responsibilities or rights in respect of the child.

6.  Details of any current or previous supervision requirements relating to the child imposed by children’s hearings.

7.  Details of any brothers and sisters, including dates of birth, addresses, arrangements in respect of residence and contact and whether any brother or sister is also being considered for adoption and, if so, whether it would be in the child’s interests to place them together.

8.  Extent of contact by all members of the child’s birth family, including his father even if he is not married to the mother, and details of any court orders relating to contact.

9.  Religious persuasion of the child including details of any baptism, confirmation or equivalent ceremonies and level of current religious observance.

10.  Personality and social development.

11.  If the child has been looked after by a local authority details (including dates) of placements, including particulars of the persons with whom the child has had his home and observations on the care provided.

12.  Names and addresses of schools attended and educational attainments.

13.  Any special needs in relation to the physical or mental health of the child and his emotional and behavioural development, and whether he is the subject of a record of special educational needs under the Education (Scotland) Act 1980(1).

14.  The child’s views in relation to adoption and, if relevant, an application under section 18 of the Act taking into account his age and maturity, including any wishes in respect of his religious persuasion, racial origin and cultural and linguistic background.

15.  Whether the child has any right to or interest in any property.

16.  Whether an insurance policy for the payment on the death of the child of money for funeral expenses has been effected.

17.  A comprehensive medical report signed by a fully registered medical practitioner, including such details as the medical adviser to the adoption agency considers necessary in the circumstances of the child.

18.  Any other relevant information which the adoption agency considers may assist the panel.

PART IIPARTICULARS RELATING TO EACH PARENT, INCLUDING WHERE APPROPRIATE, A FATHER OR MOTHER WHO DOES NOT HAVE PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES OR RIGHTS IN RELATION TO THE CHILD

1.  Name, date and place of birth and address.

2.  Marital status and date and place of marriage (if any).

3.  Nationality and race.

4.  Past and present relationship (if any) with other birth parent including an assessment of its stability.

5.  Names, addresses and brief details of the personal circumstances of parents of the birth parents and any of the birth parents' brothers and sisters, with their ages or ages at death.

6.  Physical description.

7.  Personality.

8.  Religion, including any wishes in respect of the child’s religious upbringing which each parent has in respect of the child’s adoption.

9.  Educational attainments.

10.  Past and present occupation.

11.  Whether the mother, if she has parental responsibilities, agrees to the child being adopted and, if not, her reasons for not agreeing.

12.  Whether the father, if he has parental responsibilities, agrees to the child being adopted and, if not, his reasons for not agreeing.

13.  If the father or mother does not have parental responsibilities in relation to the child whether he or she is intending to apply for, a parental responsibilities order or enter into a parental responsibilities agreement.

14.  Whether there is any history of genetically transmissible or other significant disease in the family history of either the father’s or mother’s family.

15.  A comprehensive medical report signed by a fully registered medical practitioner, including such details as the medical adviser to the adoption agency considers necessary in regard to each parent.

16.  Any other relevant information which the adoption agency considers may assist the panel.

PART IIIPARTICULARS RELATING TO A GUARDIAN

1.  Particulars referred to in paragraphs 1-3, 6-10, 15 and 16 of Part II.

2.  Whether the guardian agrees to the child being adopted, and if the guardian does not agree, his reasons for not agreeing.

PART IVPARTICULARS RELATING TO EACH PROSPECTIVE ADOPTER

1.  Name, date and place of birth.

2.  Address.

3.  Nationality and race.

4.  Whether the proposed adopter has his home in Great Britain and, if not, the address at which he has his home, if different from 2 above.

5.  Whether the proposed adopter is domiciled or habitually resident in the UK (ie England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland) the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, and, if not, the country in which he is domiciled or habitually resident. If habitually resident, for how long.

6.  If the proposed adopter intends to apply for an order under section 49 of the Act, whether he intends to adopt the child in law or in fact in the country in which he is domiciled.

7.  If there are two proposed adopters–

(a)the date and place of the proposed adopters' marriage;

(b)whether either proposed adopter has previously been married;

(c)if so, whether that marriage was dissolved or annulled;

(d)the grounds for the divorce or annulment;

(e)whether there are any financial commitments in respect of a former spouse and/or children of a previous marriage.

8.  If there is only one proposed adopter, whether that person is married; if so why the spouse does not join in the application, and in particular whether the spouse:–

(a)cannot be found;

(b)is separated and living apart, and the separation is likely to be permanent; or

(c)by reason of physical or mental ill-health is incapable of joining in the application.

9.  Details of other members of the prospective adopter’s household (including any children of the prospective adopter even if they are not resident in the household).

10.  Details of the prospective adopter’s parents and any of the prospective adopter’s brothers or sisters, with their ages or ages at death.

11.  Attitudes to adoption of such other members of the prospective adopter’s household and of such of the other members of the prospective adopter’s family as the adoption agency considers appropriate.

12.  Personality.

13.  Previous experience of caring for children and assessment of ability in this respect together, where appropriate, with assessment of ability in bringing up own children.

14.  Whether the prospective adopter or any other adult member of the household has previously:–

(a)notified a local authority of his intention to adopt a child;

(b)applied to an adoption agency with a view to adopting a child;

(c)had in his care and possession a foster child within the meaning of section 1 of the Foster Children (Scotland) Act 1984(2) who has been removed under section 12 of that Act;

(d)been disqualified or prohibited from keeping a foster child under section 7 or as the case may be section 10 of the Foster Children (Scotland) Act 1984 or disqualified or prohibited under section 68 or as the case may be section 69 of the Children Act 1989(3) from fostering a child privately;

(e)had in his care and possession a protected child who has been removed under section 34 of the Adoption Act 1976(4);

(f)been convicted of an offence mentioned in Schedule 1 to the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995(5) or of an offence under Schedule 1 to the Children and Young Persons Act 1933(6);

(g)had parental responsibilities and rights in respect of one or more of his own children transferred to a local authority under section 86 of the 1995 Act or had one or more of such children made subject to care orders under section 31 of the Children Act 1989(7);

(h)been refused registration as a child minder or worker in a nursery under the Children Act 1989,

and details of any such occurrence.

15.  Assessment of ability to bring up an adopted child throughout his childhood.

16.  Religious persuasion including the degree of his religious observance.

17.  His ability to have regard to a child’s religious persuasion, racial origin and cultural and linguistic background.

18.  Educational attainments.

19.  Past and present occupations and interests.

20.  Details of financial circumstances and comments on the living standards of the household.

21.  Opinion of adoption agency as to whether any adoption allowance should be considered.

22.  Reasons for wishing to adopt a child and extent of understanding of the nature and effect of adoption.

23.  Names and address of two referees who are not close relatives who will give personal references on the prospective adopter.

24.  Name and address of the prospective adopter’s registered medical practitioner.

25.  A comprehensive medical report on the prospective adopter signed by a fully registered medical practitioner, including such details as the medical adviser to the adoption agency considers necessary in the circumstances of each prospective adopter.

26.  Any other relevant information which the adoption agency considers may assist the panel.

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