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The Adoption (Disclosure of Information and Medical Information about Natural Parents) (Scotland) Regulations 2009

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Disclosure of information for inquiries etc.

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6.  An adoption agency must provide such access to its case records and the indexes to them and disclose such information in its possession, as may be required, to—

(a)those holding an inquiry under section 6A of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968(1) (inquiries), or under the Inquiries Act 2005(2), for the purposes of such an inquiry;

(b)the Scottish Ministers;

(c)the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman;

(d)the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care;

(e)the persons and authorities referred to in regulations 14 (notification of adoption agency decisions) and 24 (placement for adoption: notification and provision of information) of the 2009 Regulations, to the extent specified in those regulations;

(f)a court having power to make an Order under the Act or under the Children (Scotland) Act 1995(3); and

(g)a curator ad litem or reporting officer appointed under rules made pursuant to section 108 of the Act (rules: appointment of curators ad litem and reporting officers) for the purpose of the discharge of their duties in that behalf.

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