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The Adoption Support Services and Allowances (Scotland) Regulations 2009

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Notification of decision as to adoption support services or adoption allowances

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9.—(1) After making their decision under section 9(2) or 49(3) of the Act as to whether to provide adoption support services, the local authority must give the person notice of that decision, including the reasons for it.

(2) Where the local authority are required to prepare an adoption support plan under section 45(2) of the Act, the notice must be accompanied by that plan.

(3) If the local authority decide that an adoption allowance is to be provided, notice given under paragraph (1) must include the following information–

(a)the method of the determination of the amount of the adoption allowance;

(b)where an adoption allowance is to be paid periodically or by instalments–

(i)the amount of the allowance;

(ii)the frequency with which the payment will be made;

(iii)the period for which the adoption allowance is to be paid; and

(iv)when the first payment of the adoption allowance is to be made.

(c)where the adoption allowance is to be paid as a single payment, when the payment is to be made;

(d)where the adoption allowance is to be paid subject to any conditions imposed in accordance with regulation 15 (conditions for payment of adoption allowances), those conditions, the date (if any) by which the conditions are to be met and the consequences of failing to meet the conditions;

(e)the arrangements and procedure for review, variation and termination of adoption allowances; and

(f)the responsibilities of–

(i)the local authority under regulation 16 (review of adoption allowances payable periodically or by instalments); and

(ii)the adoptive parent pursuant to any agreement mentioned in regulation 15.

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