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Adoption and Children Act 2002

Section 103: Right of officers of the Service to have access to adoption agency records

255.The powers of a CAFCASS officer have been extended under section 103 of the Act, which creates a right for a CAFCASS officer appointed under section 102 to examine and take copies of an adoption agency’s records relating to a proposed or actual application under Part 1 of the Act in respect of the child concerned.  Any copy of such a document (or part of a document) will be admissible as evidence of any matter referred to in any evidence that the officer may give in the proceedings or any report he may produce to the court in those proceedings.

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