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The Emergency Child Protection Measures (Scotland) Regulations 1996

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Duties of constable where child removed to place of safety

3.  As soon as reasonably practicable after a child has been removed by a constable to a place of safety under section 61(5) of the Act, a constable shall, subject to regulation 5 below, take such steps as are reasonably practicable to inform the following persons of the matters specified in regulation 4 below:–

(a)any relevant person in relation to the child;

(b)any person, other than a relevant person, with whom the child was residing immediately before being removed to the place of safety;

(c)the local authority for the area in which the place of safety to which the child was removed is situated;

(d)where not falling within paragraph (c) above, the local authority for the area in which the child is ordinarily resident;

(e)the local authority for the area in which the child was residing immediately before being removed to a place of safety (where they are not the authority under (c) or (d) of this regulation); and

(f)the Principal Reporter.

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