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The Adoption Agencies (Scotland) Regulations 2009

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PART IIINFORMATION ABOUT THE CHILD

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

2.  Nationality and ethnicity.

3.  Physical description.

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

5.  Personality, social, emotional and behavioural development.

6.  Any linguistic and cultural needs.

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

8.  Whether the child’s father was married to the child’s mother at the time of birth or subsequently. If they have not married, whether the child’s father has any parental responsibilities or parental rights.

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

10.  Details of any current or previous supervision requirements relating to the child imposed by a children’s hearing.

11.  Details of any siblings including their dates of birth, addresses, arrangements in respect of residence and contact and whether any sibling is also being considered for adoption and, if so, whether it would be in the child’s interests to place them together.

12.  The extent of any contact with any member of the child’s family including the child’s father even where the father has no parental responsibilities and parental rights and details of any court orders relating to contact.

13.  Where 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 their home and observations on the care provided.

14.  Any particular requirements in relation to the physical or mental health of the child and whether the child has additional support needs or a co-ordinated support plan within the meaning of the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004(1).

15.  The child’s views in relation to adoption and whether an application should be made for a permanence order with authority for the child to be adopted under section 80 of the Act taking into account the age and maturity of the child and any wishes in respect of their religious persuasion, racial origin and cultural and linguistic background.

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

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

18.  A comprehensive medical report prepared and signed by a registered medical practitioner including such details as the medical adviser to the adoption agency considers necessary as to the circumstances of the child.

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

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