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Adoption and Children Act 2002

Section 132: Amendment of the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978: contravention of sections 30 to 36 of Adoption and Children Act 2002

323.Sections 30 to 36 of the Act provide for restrictions on the removal of a child who has been placed for adoption. Contravention of these restrictions will be a criminal offence in England and Wales and will be liable to prosecution in England or Wales. Section 132 makes similar provision in Scotland under the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978, so that if a person commits an offence in England and Wales under the removal and recovery provisions in sections 30 to 36 of the Act he can be prosecuted in Scotland.

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