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Procedure at a children’s hearing where a report is required under section 95(2) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (duty of children’s hearing to prepare report for court)

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77.—(1) This rule applies where a children’s hearing is required to prepare a report by virtue of section 95(2) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007(1) (permanence orders – duty of children’s hearing to prepare report for court).

(2) The chairing member must explain to the child, any relevant person and any appointed safeguarder the purpose of the report to be prepared.

(3) The report must be prepared when the children’s hearing have considered the case of the child and determined whether to make a compulsory supervision order or to vary, or vary and continue, the compulsory supervision order, as the case may be.

(4) Before preparing the report the chairing member must explain to the child, any relevant person and any appointed safeguarder—

(a)that the hearing has determined to make a compulsory supervision order or to vary, or vary and continue, the compulsory supervision order, as the case may be;

(b)the reasons for reaching that determination; and

(c)that the hearing is unable to make a decision to make a compulsory supervision order or to vary, or vary and continue, the compulsory supervision order, pending the decision of the sheriff on the permanence order application or to remit the case under section 96 (application: effect on compulsory supervision order) of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007(2).

(5) The chairing member must—

(a)make, or cause to be made, a report of the advice;

(b)sign and date the report; and

(c)give the report to the Reporter.

(6) The Reporter must, within 5 days of the hearing, give the report to—

(a)the court which requires to come to a decision on the permanence order application;

(b)the child;

(c)any relevant person;

(d)any appointed safeguarder;

(e)the chief social work officer of the implementation authority for the child.

(1)

2007 asp 4. Section 95 is amended by the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Modification of Primary Legislation) Order 2013 (S.S.I. 2013/xxx).

(2)

Section 96 is amended by the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Modification of Primary Legislation) Order 2013 (S.S.I. 2013/xxx).

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