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Child Abduction Act 1984

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5(1)In this Schedule—

(a)subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, " adoption agency" has the same meaning as in section 1 of the Children Act 1975 ;

(b)"adoption order" means an order under section 8(1) of that Act;

(c)" custodianship order" has the same meaning as in Part II of that Act; and

(d)" local authority " and " voluntary organisation " have the same meanings as in section 87 of the Child Care Act 1980.

(2)Until the coming into force of section 1 of the Children Act 1975, for the words " adoption agency " in this Schedule there shall be substituted

approved adoption society or local authority; and in this Schedule " approved adoption society " means an adoption society approved under Part I of that Act.

(3)In paragraph 3(1) above references to an order or to an application for an order are references to an order made by, or to an application to, a court in England or Wales.

(4)Paragraph 3(2) above shall be construed as if the references to the court included, in any case where the court is a magistrates' court, a reference to any magistrates' court acting for the same petty sessions area as that court.

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