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Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978

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37Miscellaneous provisions relating to protected children

(1)For the purposes of sections 14 and 323 of the [1975 c. 21.] Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (under which a warrant authorising the search for and removal of a child may be issued on suspicion of unnecessary suffering caused to, or certain offences committed against, the child), any refusal to allow the visiting of a protected child or the inspection of any premises by a person authorised to do so under section 33 shall be treated as giving reasonable cause for such a suspicion.

(2)A person who maintains a protected child shall be deemed for the purposes of the [1774 c. 48.] Life Assurance Act 1774 to have no interest in the life of the child.

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