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The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Juveniles) (Scotland) Order 2002

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Sources under 16: arrangements for meetings

4.—(1) Where a source is under the age of 16, the arrangements referred to in section 7(2)(c) of the 2000 Act must be such that there is at all times a person holding an office, rank or position with a relevant investigating authority who has responsibility for ensuring that an appropriate adult is present at meetings to which this article applies.

(2) This article applies to all meetings between the source and the person representing any relevant investigating authority that take place while the source remains under the age of 16.

(3) In paragraph (1), “appropriate adult” means–

(a)the parent or guardian of the source;

(b)any other person who has for the time being assumed responsibility for the welfare of the source; or

(c)where no person falling within paragraph (a) or (b) is available, any responsible person aged 18 or over who is neither a member of nor employed by any relevant investigating authority.

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