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The Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Commencement No. 9) Order 2005

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2.  30th December 2005 is the appointed day for the coming into force of the following provisions of the Act—

(a)section 1 (considerations applying to the exercise of powers);

(b)section 3(1), (2), (5) and (6) (maintenance of Adoption Service);

(c)sections 18 to 27 (1), (2), (4) and (5), 28 to 43, 46 to 52 , 53(4) to (6), 55 and, in so far as not already in force, section 44 (placement for adoption and adoption orders);

(d)sections 66 to 76 (status of adopted children);

(e)sections 77 to 81 and Schedules 1 and 2 in so far as they are not already in force and, section 82 (the Registers);

(f)sections 83, 84, 86 and 87 in so far as they are not already in force, and sections 85 and 88 to 91 (adoptions with a foreign element);

(g)sections 92 and 94 in so far as they are not already in force and sections 93 and 95 to 97 (restrictions);

(h)sections 99 to 101 (proceedings);

(i)sections 102 and 103 (officers of the Service);

(j)sections 104 (evidence), 105 to 107 (Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Islands), and 109 and 110 (avoiding delay and service of notices);

(k)sections 112 to 114 and, in so far as they are not already in force, sections 115, 117, 121 and 122 (amendments to the Children Act 1989(1));

(l)sections 123 and 124 (advertisements in the United Kingdom);

(m)section 137 (extension of the Hague Convention to British overseas territories);

(n)section 138 (proceedings in Great Britain); and

(o)paragraphs 1 to 5, 9 to 12, 14 to 20, 36 to 43, 45 to 52, 54 to 59, 61 to 64, 67 to 81, 85 to 93, 95 to 99, 101, 102, 104, 107 to 109, 114 to 117 and, in so far as they are not already in force paragraphs 60, 103, and 110 of Schedule 3, and section 139(1) in so far as it relates to those paragraphs (minor and consequential amendments).

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1989 c. 41. By virtue of section 117 of the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 (c. 43) section 14G of the Children Act 1989 (inserted by section 115 of the 2002 Act) ceases to have effect in relation to England.

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