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Adoption and Children Act 2002

Section 130: Territorial application

320.Section 130 makes provision in respect of the territorial application of the provisions on the Adoption and Children Act Register.  Subsection (1) sets out that in this group of sections the term “adoption agency” means a local authority in England or a voluntary adoption agency whose principal office is in England. Subsection (2) sets out that an Order in Council made under section 125 can provide for any requirements imposed on English adoption agencies to apply to Scottish and/or Welsh local authorities and voluntary adoption agencies.  This enables the Adoption and Children Act Register to be extended to Scotland and/or Wales. Subsection (4) sets out that an Order made under section 125 can apply the provisions in section 127 on the use of the Register as an agent for the payment of fees between adoption agencies to adoption agencies in Scotland and/or Wales.

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