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The Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Child Protection Emergency Measures) Regulations 2012

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Constable’s power - duties to child

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14.—(1) After the removal of a child by a constable to a place of safety under section 56(1), the constable must regard the need to safeguard the welfare of the child as the paramount consideration.

(2) As soon as practicable on or after the removal of a child by a constable to a place of safety the constable, must so far as practicable and taking account of the age and maturity of the child—

(a)inform the child of the reasons for the removal to a place of safety;

(b)inform the child of any other steps which the constable has taken or is taking to safeguard the welfare of the child;

(c)give the child an opportunity to express the child’s views; and

(d)have regard to any views expressed by the child.

(3) After the removal of a child by a constable to a place of safety the constable may—

(a)permit contact between the child and any person; and

(b)subject any such contact to any conditions which the constable considers appropriate to safeguard the welfare of the child.

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