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Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007) 2009

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13.—(1) The consent of a parent or guardian required by section 31(2)(a) of the 2007 Act is to be in Form 3.

(2) The consent of a child required by section 32(1) of the 2007 Act is to be in Form 4.

(3) A form of consent mentioned in paragraph (1) or (2) must be witnessed—

(a)where it is executed in Scotland, by the reporting officer appointed under rule 11;

(b)where it is executed outwith Scotland but within the United Kingdom, by a justice of the peace or commissioner for oaths;

(c)where it is executed outwith the United Kingdom—

(i)if the person who executes the consent is serving in Her Majesty’s forces, by an officer holding a commission in any of those forces; or

(ii)in any other case, by a British diplomatic or consular official or any person authorised to administer an oath or affirmation under the law of the place where the consent is executed.

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