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Act of Sederunt (Child Care and Maintenance Rules) 1997

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. CHAPTER 1 PRELIMINARY

    1. 1.1.Citation and commencement

    2. 1.2.Interpretation

    3. 1.3.Affidavits

    4. 1.4.Revocations and transitional provisions

  3. CHAPTER 2 ADOPTION OF CHILDREN

    1. PART I GENERAL

      1. 2.1.Interpretation

      2. 2.2.Expenses

      3. 2.3.Intimation to Principal Reporter

      4. 2.4.Timetables under section 25A of the Act

    2. PART II APPLICATION FOR AN ORDER DECLARING A CHILD FREE FOR ADOPTION

      1. 2.5.Petition

      2. 2.6.Agreement and consents to order freeing child for adoption

      3. 2.7.Appointment of curator ad litem and reporting officer

      4. 2.8.Duties of reporting officer and curator ad litem

      5. 2.9.Procedure where child wishes to express a view

      6. 2.10.Declaration made under section 18(6) of the Act

      7. 2.11.Hearing

      8. 2.12.Confidentiality

      9. 2.13.Adoption Register

      10. 2.14.Final procedure

    3. PART III REVOCATION ORDERS, ETC.

      1. 2.15.Application for revocation

      2. 2.16.Appointment of curator ad litem

      3. 2.17.Procedure where child wishes to express a view

      4. 2.18.Hearing

      5. 2.19.Application to place a child

      6. 2.20.Further application with leave of the court

    4. PART IV ADOPTION ORDERS

      1. 2.21.Application for adoption order

      2. 2.22.Additional requirements where child to be adopted abroad

      3. 2.23.Consents and agreements to adoption orders

      4. 2.24.Protection of identity of petitioner

      5. 2.25.Appointment of curator ad litem and reporting officer

      6. 2.26.Duties of reporting office and curator ad litem

      7. 2.27.Procedure where child wishes to express a view

      8. 2.28.Hearing

      9. 2.29.Insufficient evidence

      10. 2.30.Confidentiality

      11. 2.31.Communications to the Registrar General

      12. 2.32.Adoption orders

      13. 2.33.Final procedure

      14. 2.34.Amendment of adoption order

      15. 2.35.Revocation of adoption order

      16. 2.36.Application for removal of child pending adoption

    5. PART V PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES ORDERS

      1. 2.37.Interpretation

      2. 2.38.Form of application and agreement

      3. 2.39.Appointment of curator ad litem and reporting officer

      4. 2.40.Duties of reporting officer and curator ad litem

      5. 2.41.Procedure where child wishes to express a view

      6. 2.42.Hearing

      7. 2.43.Orders

      8. 2.44.Variation and discharge of order

    6. PART VI HUMAN FERTILISATION AND EMBRYOLOGY

      1. 2.45.Interpretation

      2. 2.46.Form of application and productions

      3. 2.47.Confidentiality

      4. 2.48.Agreements to parental order

      5. 2.49.Orders for evidence

      6. 2.50.Protection of identity of petitioners

      7. 2.51.Appointment of reporting officer and curator ad litem

      8. 2.52.Selection of reporting officer and curator ad litem

      9. 2.53.Duties of reporting officer and curator ad litem

      10. 2.54.Hearing

      11. 2.55.Applications for return, removal or prohibition of removal of child

      12. 2.56.Applications to amend, or revoke a direction in, a parental order

      13. 2.57.Registration of certified copy interlocutor

      14. 2.58.Extract of order

      15. 2.59.Final procedure

  4. CHAPTER 3 CHILDREN (SCOTLAND) ACT 1995

    1. PART I INTERPRETATION

      1. 3.1.Interpretation

    2. PART II GENERAL RULES

      1. PROCEDURE IN RESPECT OF CHILDREN

        1. 3.2.Application

        2. 3.3.Power to dispense with service on child

        3. 3.4.Service on child

        4. 3.5.Procedure where child wishes to express a view

      2. SAFEGUARDERS

        1. 3.6.Application

        2. 3.7.Appointment of safeguarder

        3. 3.8.Rights, powers and duties of safeguarder on appointment

        4. 3.9.Provision where safeguarder intimates his intention to become a party to the proceedings

        5. 3.10.Provision where safeguarder intimates his intention not to become a party to the proceedings

      3. FIXING OF FIRST HEARING

        1. 3.11.Assigning of diet for hearing

      4. SERVICE, CITATION AND NOTICE

        1. 3.12.Service and notice to persons named in application

        2. 3.13.Period of notice

        3. 3.14.Citation of witnesses, parties and persons having an interest

        4. 3.15.Modes of service

        5. 3.16.Persons who may effect service

        6. 3.17.Production of certificates of execution of service

        7. 3.18.Power to dispense with service

      5. MISCELLANEOUS

        1. 3.19.Expenses

        2. 3.20.Record of proceedings

        3. 3.21.Representation

        4. 3.22.Applications for evidence of children by television link

        5. 3.23.Orders and transfer of cases

        6. 3.24.Exclusion of certain enactments

    3. PART III CHILD ASSESSMENT ORDERS

      1. 3.25.Interpretation

      2. 3.26.Form of application

      3. 3.27.Orders

      4. 3.28.Intimation

    4. PART IV CHILD PROTECTION ORDERS

      1. 3.29.Interpretation

      2. 3.30.Form of application

      3. 3.31.Determination of application

      4. 3.32.Intimation of making of order

      5. 3.33.Application to vary or set aside a child protection order

    5. PART V EXCLUSION ORDERS

      1. 3.34.Interpretation

      2. 3.35.Form of application

      3. 3.36.Hearing following interim order

      4. 3.37.Orders

      5. 3.38.Certificates of delivery of documents to chief constable

      6. 3.39.Power to make child protection order in an application for an exclusion order

      7. 3.40.Variation or recall of an exclusion order

    6. PART VI WARRANT FOR FURTHER DETENTION OF A CHILD

      1. 3.41.Interpretation

      2. 3.42.Form of application

      3. 3.43.Orders

    7. PART VII PROCEDURE IN APPLICATIONS UNDER SECTION 65(7) OR (9) OF THE ACT

      1. 3.44.Interpretation

      2. 3.45.Lodging of application, etc.

      3. 3.46.Abandonment of application

      4. 3.47.Hearing of evidence

      5. 3.48.Amendment of grounds for referral

      6. 3.49.Adjournment for inquiry, etc.

      7. 3.50.Power of sheriff in making findings as to offences

      8. 3.51.Decision of sheriff

      9. 3.52.Signature of warrants

    8. PART VIII PROCEDURE IN APPEALS UNDER SECTION 51(1) OF THE ACT

      1. 3.53.Form of appeal

      2. 3.54.Appointment and intimation of first diet

      3. 3.55.Answers

      4. 3.56.Procedure at hearing of appeal

      5. 3.57.Adjournment of appeals

      6. 3.58.Decision of sheriff in appeals

    9. PART IX PROCEDURE IN APPEALS UNDER SECTION 51(11) OF THE ACT

      1. 3.59.Appeals

      2. 3.60.Lodging of reports and statements with sheriff

      3. 3.61.Hearing

    10. PART X APPLICATION FOR REVIEW OF ESTABLISHMENT OF GROUNDS OF REFERRAL—NEW EVIDENCE

      1. 3.62.Application

      2. 3.63.Hearing on application

      3. 3.64.Hearing to consider the evidence

  5. CHAPTER 4 REGISTRATION OF CHILD CUSTODY ORDERS

    1. 4.1.Interpretation

    2. 4.2.Applications for registration of Part I order in another court

    3. 4.3.Transmission of application for registration

    4. 4.4.Notification of refusal of application

    5. 4.5.Retention of application and related documents

    6. 4.6.Cancellation or variation of registered Part I order

  6. CHAPTER 5 MAINTENANCE ORDERS

    1. PART I GENERAL

      1. 5.1.Interpretation

      2. 5.2.Application

      3. 5.3.Prescribed officer

      4. 5.4.Maintenance Orders Register

      5. 5.5.Inspection

    2. PART II OUTGOING ORDERS UNDER THE 1950 ACT

      1. 5.6.Commencement of proceedings

      2. 5.7.Application for registration

      3. 5.8.Transmission

      4. 5.9.Application to adduce evidence

      5. 5.10.Re-registration in the High Court

      6. 5.11.Transmission for re-registration

      7. 5.12.Discharge and variation

      8. 5.13.Cancellation of registration

    3. PART III OUTGOING ORDERS UNDER THE 1972 ACT

      1. 5.14.Application for transmission of order for enforcement in a reciprocating country

      2. 5.15.Application for transmission of order for enforcement in the Republic of Ireland

      3. 5.16.Application for transmission of order to Hague Convention Country

      4. 5.17.Service on defender in Hague Convention Country

      5. 5.18.Provisional order made with a view to transmission to a reciprocating country

      6. 5.19.Evidence adduced prior to confirmation of provisional order

      7. 5.20.Provisions in relation to intimation and entering appearance

      8. 5.21.Authentication of documents

      9. 5.22.Application under section 4 or 5 of the 1972 Act

      10. 5.23.Evidence

    4. PART IV INCOMING ORDERS UNDER THE 1950 ACT

      1. 5.24.Registration

      2. 5.25.Variation of rate of payment

      3. 5.26.Application to adduce evidence

      4. 5.27.Discharge and variation

      5. 5.28.Cancellation of registration

    5. PART V INCOMING ORDERS UNDER THE 1972 ACT

      1. 5.29.Provisions in relation to intimation and entering appearance

      2. 5.30.Authentication of documents

      3. 5.31.Application under sections 9 and 20 of the 1972 Act

      4. 5.32.Information to be provided where payer has ceased to reside in Scotland

      5. 5.33.Evidence

      6. 5.34.Intimation of registration of, or of decision not to register, an order made in the Republic of Ireland

      7. 5.35.Application to set aside registration of, or to set aside decision not to register, an order made in the Republic of Ireland

      8. 5.36.Intimation of registration of, or refusal to register, an order made in a Hague Convention Country

      9. 5.37.Application to set aside registration of, or to set aside decision not to register, an order made in a Hague Convention Country

    6. PART VI INCOMING ORDERS UNDER THE 1982 ACT

      1. 5.38.Applications under section 5 of the 1982 Act

      2. 5.39.Address of applicant’s solicitor for service

      3. 5.40.Notice of determination of application

      4. 5.41.Appeal by party against whom enforcement is authorised

      5. 5.42.Appeal by applicant

      6. 5.43.Enforcement of registered order

  7. CHAPTER 6 APPLICATIONS UNDER THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ACT 1992

    1. 6.1.Interpretation

    2. 6.2.Applications under section 106 of the Act

    3. 6.3.Transfer of rights under section 107 of the Act

    4. 6.4.Notice to Secretary of State under section 108(5) of the Act

    5. 6.5.Notice to Secretary of State of making of maintenance order

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      REVOCATIONS

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      EXCLUSION OF ENACTMENTS

  9. Explanatory Note

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