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Act of Sederunt (Child Care and Maintenance Rules) 1997

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3.13—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), citation or notice authorised or required by this Chapter shall be made not later than forty-eight hours, or in the case of postal citation seventy-two hours, before the date of the diet to which the citation or notice relates.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply in relation to citation or notice of the following applications or proceedings–

(a)an appeal against a decision to issue a warrant for the detention of a child;

(b)a hearing in respect of an exclusion order where an interim order has been granted in terms of rule 3.36;

(c)a hearing on an application to vary or set aside a child protection order or any direction given with the order; or

(d)an application for a child assessment order,

in which cases the period of notice and the method of giving notice shall be as directed by the sheriff.

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