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Adoption and Children Act 2002

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(1)In this group of sections, “adoption agency” means—

(a)a local authority in England,

(b)a registered adoption society whose principal office is in England.

(2)An Order under section 125 may provide for any requirements imposed on adoption agencies in respect of the register to apply—

(a)to Scottish local authorities and to voluntary organisations providing a registered adoption service,

(b)to local authorities in Wales and to registered adoption societies whose principal offices are in Wales,

and, in relation to the register, references to adoption agencies in this group of sections include any authorities or societies mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) to which an Order under that section applies those requirements.

(3)For the purposes of this group of sections, references to the register applying to Scotland or Wales are to those requirements applying as mentioned in paragraph (a) or, as the case may be, (b) of subsection (2).

(4)An Order under section 125 may apply any provision made by virtue of section 127—

(a)to Scottish local authorities and to voluntary organisations providing a registered adoption service,

(b)to local authorities in Wales and to registered adoption societies whose principal offices are in Wales.

(5)For the purposes of this group of sections, references to any payment agency provision applying to Scotland or Wales are to provision made by virtue of section 127 applying as mentioned in paragraph (a) or, as the case may be, (b) of subsection (4).

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