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The Emergency Child Protection Measures (Scotland) Regulations 1996

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Duties where child subject to emergency protection measures

12.  In regulations 13 to 16 below–

  • “emergency protection measures” in relation to a child means–

    (a)

    further to the grant of an authorisation by a justice of the peace under subsection (1) or (2) of section 61 of the Act, the prevention of the removal of the child by any person from a place where he is then being accommodated or, as the case may be, the removal of the child to a place of safety and keeping him there until the expiry of the authorisation; and

    (b)

    the removal of a child to a place of safety by a constable under section 61(5) of the Act, and keeping him there;

  • “specified person” means–

    (a)

    where an authorisation has been granted by a justice of the peace under subsection (1) or (2) of section 61 of the Act, the applicant for such authorisation; and

    (b)

    where a child has been removed to a place of safety by a constable under section 61(5) of the Act, a constable keeping him in such a place.

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